Workshops and Events at Research Hub

Writing Retreat Wednesdays

Writing a paper for class? Writing a journal article for publication or have you begun your thesis writing journey?  Join Research Hub's Writing Retreat Wednesdays every last Wednesday of the month.  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. 

Place: Research Hub, SFU Burnaby Campus
Date: Every last Wednesday of the month (except for December)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Schedule

  • Workshop: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Facilitated Writing Support: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

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.

October 30, 2019
Developing a Conceptual Framework for your Research

This workshop will:

  • 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

November 27, 2019
What is Your Research Question?

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.

Registration for each workshop opens three weeks before start date. Register early as spaces are limited to only 15 participants. Lunch, snacks, coffee and tea will be provided.
 

The Possible's Slow Fuse

Imagine That...: A Modestly Immodest Proposal for Teacher Education

Dr. Michael Ling

September 25, 2019 | 1:30-3:00pm
SFU Surrey Campus, Room 3040

Can a teacher be self-taught? If you were to send a prospective teacher-to-be out into the world to think about and explore learning and teaching, what three questions would you pose for them to help guide that odyssey?

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The Possible’s Slow Fuse is a scholarly dialogue series organized by the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture & Education (CIRCE) and the Research Hub of the Faculty of Education. Our 2019 series offers six stimulating discussions about the nature and role of imagination in research and education, facilitated by scholars from diverse fields in education–arts, indigeneity, technology, teacher education, mathematics, and aesthetics. We invite you to bring your ideas and questions, and share and celebrate learning and discovery together. Learn more