Monthly Archives: November 2015

Jo-ann Archibald to lead 601 seminar on TRC’s Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future

For Wednesday’s EDCP 601 meeting (25 November), Associate Dean for Indigenous Education, Jo-ann Archibald, will join us to lead a seminar on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada‘s summary Report, Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future.

How do we respond to the Call to Action for Education for Reconciliation? The question for us is then how do we ethically, meaningfully and thoughtfully address this Call? The truths of Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future are extremely difficult and the Call extremely important.

Readings for the Seminar

  1. Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. (2015). Honouring the truth, reconciling for the future: Summary of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Ottawa, CA: Author.
  2. Democracy Now! (2015, June 30). “Cultural genocide:” Landmark report decries Canada’s forced schooling of indigenous children [Interview transcript]. Democracy Now!
  3. Fontaine v. Canada (Attorney General). (2014, January 14) Ontario Superior Court of Justice, 283.
  4. Marker, M. (2016). Borders and the borderless Coast Salish: Decolonising historiographies of Indigenous schooling. History of Education, 45, 1-23.

601 Graduate Symposium, Wed Nov 18, 1:00


Wednesday, November 18, 2015
1:00-4:00         Scarfe 1214

Exploring The Relationships and Roles Of Technology, Community, Schools and Families in Children’s Mathematics

Kwesi Yaro & Ting Zhang

1:00pm Welcome everyone, Introduction
1: 05 – 1:45pm Presentation on Constructivism by Dr. Samson Nashon (Guest Speaker)
1:45 – 2:15pm Presentation on Parental Involvement in Children’s math learning by Kwesi Yaro
2.15pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30 – 3:00pm Presentation on Robotics in Math Classrooms by Ting Zhang

  • Presentation on Families Involvement in Children’s mathematics learning by Dr. Ann Anderson (Guest Speaker)
  • Presentation on Community-based Learning by Dr. Cynthia Nicol (Guest Speaker) 

3:45 – 3:55pm Large group feedback/Reflections -Experience with the speakers and presenters -how does this topic apply to YOUR research / interests?
3:55 – 4:00pm Wrap-up and housekeeping for the class for the upcoming week(s)
4:00pm End of class

Oct 28 Symposium was awesome

Thanks again to everyone in the cohort for participating so fully during the three hours last week. Thank you to the speakers, Ms. Burk, Ms. MacLeod, Dr. Banack, Dr. Renwick, and Dr. Nashon for providing such rich experiences and discussions. Thank you Dr. Petrina and Ms. Ralph for opening up this assignment in this way so we could schedule it as such.

At our conclusion I got the feeling that everyone came away with something. We learned about the importance of “how” and “why,” explored the outdoors (from indoors), considered why knowing the difference between fruits and vegetables really matters, and saw STEM as more than just integrated topics. I am more enthralled with how I create community as an educator. The community and subsequent culture that gets established is very important in the work that I do.

We look forward to the fourth symposium in a couple of weeks 🙂 Surely it will provide a good closure to our graduate student symposia for the term.