In the Media: June 2021

June 22, 2021

Media and publications featuring the Faculty of Education faculty, staff, and students in June 2021. 

(FR) Indigenous Perspectives and History: The Role of Education (June 5, 2021) 

Dr. Isabelle Côté, Lecturer, is quoted.

"Our future teachers, when they arrive for their internship in schools, are often more informed than teachers who have already been in post for several years , she explains, adding that there is also more training and resources available to those already in place."

(FR) Calls for more emphasis to be given to Indigenous studies in B.C. curriculum (June 7, 2021)

Dr. Isabelle Côté, lecturer, is quoted in this radio interview with ICI Radio-Canada Première CBUF. 

Fall Asleep Faster Using 'Cognitive Shuffling' (June 15, 2021) 

Dr. Luc Beaudoin, Adjunct Professor, is quoted.  

"Who among us has not endured a restless night (after night after night) of sleep? When you can’t fall asleep, all you can think about is how you can’t fall asleep. You might even be constantly recalculating how much sleep you’ll get if only you could fall asleep right now. Or now. While we know all that kind of thinking is hindering our ability make our dreams of sleep a reality, how can we stop it from happening? The answer, according to one cognitive scientist, might be a trick he calls “cognitive shuffling.”

Machines can't 'personalize' education, only people can (June 21, 2021) 

Michael Maser, an SFU PhD candidate of education, writes an article for The Conversation. 

"In the past year, COVID-19 abruptly disrupted schooling, and forced the question of how much kindergarten to Grade 12 education should or will rely on online teaching in the near and distant future. Education has taken a decided technological turn in its massive adaptation to online learning. This is precipitating a critical debate in education right now, with a most uncertain future and much depending on its outcome."

Stop Counting Sheep and Start Doing This to Fall Asleep Quickly (June 24, 2021) 

Dr. Luc Beaudoin, Adjunct Professor, is quoted.  

"According to Luc Beaudoin, PhD, an author and professor at Simon Fraser University, the big issue for many adults when attempting to fall asleep is that they’re still actively trying to think, analyze, and problem-solve, all of which keeps our brains keyed up for longer and makes it more difficult to wind down. That’s why something like counting sheep doesn’t work: It’s a hefty thinking exercise that doesn’t give your mind anywhere else to roam. Instead, he says we need to take a page out of the playbook of children and try a method he calls “cognitive shuffling,” where you imagine instead of think to get to sleep."