Workshops and Events at Research Hub

Mathematising Social Issues to Imagine a Different World

Dr. Sean Chorney

Date: September 30, 2020
Time: 1:30 –3:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Can mathematics be used to imagine alternative approaches to problematic social issues? I propose that mathematising aspects of our social world can help us not only identify hidden problems, but also formulate alternative conceptions of their causes and possible solutions. This talk will report on my study of teaching high school mathematics classes on the topic of gerrymandering, as a demonstration of how mathematics can raise awareness and imagination.

Past Series

Reimagining Research as Performance

Presenters: Dr. Lynn Fels & Saliha Bava

Time: February 6, 2020 | 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Place: Room 5080, SFU Surrey Campus

Dr. Fels is a Profession in Arts Education in the Faculty of Education, SFU. Her research focuses on performative inquiry, arts for social change, arts as learning, performative writing, and arts-based research. 

Saliha Bava, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Mercy College, New York, USA. Dr. Bava is a researcher of play and relational processes. She researches how individuals improvise with each other within educational, training, or work contexts.

They are currently co-investigators in a research project that explores how community is created through shared experiences of creative play, improvisation, and collaboration.

The Vital Role of Indigenous Imagination in Transformative Reconciliation

Presenters: Dr. Vicki Kelly

Time & Date: March 4, 2020 | 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Place: EDB 7610, Education Building, SFU Burnaby Campus

Central to transformative reconciliation and Indigenous resurgence is a revaluation of Indigenous knowledge traditions in Canadian society, and especially in our education systems. This impels us to ask: How do Indigenous knowledge holders hold knowledge? And how is that process embodied and enacted within Indigenous education? Images play a key role in the participatory pedagogies through which Indigenous knowledge systems grow and flourish, especially as they inform and guide the work of making or poesis. Artists are a vital part of those systems, because the images with which they work, and which they give concrete form, are packed with knowledge. Reconciliation and resurgence can thus be seen as profoundly imaginative and artistic educational processes whose reach extends to our most everyday interactions and material realities.

“Imagination has a place because imagination IS a place, and because everything is connected to everything else, the encounter with imagination is a living communication within a sentient landscape." (Dan Longboat & Joe Sheridan)

“Images are compressed complexities” (David Hunt). 

"All the objects used in everyday life, including the simplest and most ordinary ones, are, so to speak, crystallized imagination.” (Lev Vygotsky)

Virtual Writing Retreat Wednesdays

September 23, 2020

Bored of writing alone at home? Missing a collaborative writing environment? The Research Hub’s Signature Writing Retreat Wednesdays are back to help you  get back on track with your writing- be it a paper for class, a journal article or your thesis! We are offering virtual writing retreats where you will be able to connect with your peers and will not have to write alone! At each retreat, you'll learn a variety of writing strategies, acquire a clear understanding of academic writing conventions and expectations, and an opportunity to practice key writing and learning elements on your own work. 

We are also partnering with the Education Graduate Student Association and will have half an hour social check-in before the retreat.

Date:  September 23, 2020
Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Virtual Space: ZOOM
You must RSVP to receive the Zoom meeting link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event.

Schedule:

12:30 - 1:00pm - Social Check-in with the EGSA
1:00pm - 3:45pm - Dedicated Writing Time
3:45pm - 4:00pm - Wrap up

Past Retreat

August 19, 2020
Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Virtual Space:  ZOOM

February 26, 2020
Developing a Conceptual Framework

  • Define Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks
  • Understanding Others’ Conceptual Frameworks (Critical Thinking/Reading)
  • Building a Conceptual Framework
  • Positioning Yourself

January 29, 2020
Writing Fuel: Creating a plan to get your writing projects done

Speaker:
Jackie Amsden (MA, Education) is a communicator with SFU's Centre for Educational Excellence.  An avid writer, her work has appeared in University AffairsICEF InternationalOur Schools Our Selves, and SFU News. In 2016, she self-published a young-adult fiction novel, The Tokyo Covergirls and is now working on a new, much better novel based on her own addiction to thrifting.

November 27, 2019
What is Your Research Questions?

One or several research questions (RQs) should be the backbone of your research process from start to finish. Your RQs guide your research, ground your analyses, and focus your writing. A project’s RQs may require slight adjustments here and there but should never be lost entirely. Come to this discussion to re-ground your research or writing process in this foundational element, and possibly even practice developing and clearly stating (or re-stating) your research questions.

October 30, 2019
Developing a Conceptual Framework for your Research

  • Define Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks
  • Demonstrate how reading and thinking critically can help to understand others’ Conceptual Frameworks
  • Discuss and exemplify building a Conceptual Framework for a research project

September 25, 2019
Enhancing Your Academic Writing in Graduate Studies

Academic writing in graduate studies requires students to level-up their skills and focus to engage fully in scholarly discourse. General tips like “write every day” and “demonstrate critical thinking” can fall flat without more knowledge of specific approaches for writing and revising. Join today’s workshop to learn more about academic writing style, analysis, argumentation, and using sources in ways that will empower you to excel in your graduate writing projects.

Reading/Thinking/Doing (RTD) Club

The Reading/Thinking/Doing (RTD) club is about discussion, dialogue and exchange of ideas on explorations in Education with posthumanist/new materialist scholarships.  We are three PhD students, (Magali, Jacky and Poh) who are interested in tackling this idea with others.

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