Thursday, June 21, 2012

Eyes High on Research - Fall 2012 Public Lecture Series

A Public Lecture Series, Fall 2012
Sponsored by The Advisor to the President on Women's Issues
Fridays at Noon in Social Sciences 1153
University of Calgary
Curious about the research that will help us meet the Eyes High goal of becoming one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016? Save the dates below and hear research leaders from across the university speak about what excites them in their research.
Noon, Friday September 21: Charlene Elliott, CIHR Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy and Children's Health, is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts (Communication and Culture) and the Faculty of Kinesiology.
Noon, Friday October 19: Lana Wells, Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence, is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Work.
Noon, Friday November 2: Shirley Steinberg, Director and Chair of the Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education, is Professor of Youth Studies in the Faculty of Education.
Noon, Friday November 23: Josephine Hill, NSERC Canada Research Chair in Hydrogen and Catalysis, is Associate Professor in the Schulich School of Engineering.

Admission is free and open to the public. However, because space is limited, registration is required. Click here to register.

Other interesting links:
Advisor to the President on Women's Issues

Friday, June 8, 2012

Professionals Do Not Use Marks to Motivate Learners

Once in a while I read a blog that is memorable, one that I believe colleagues and graduate students in the Faculty of Education might appreciate. Yesterday, I was sent this blog by a fellow board member at CEA, entitled "Professionals Don't Use Marks to Motivate".

Dr. Bruce Bearisto offers a timely and well written perspective on assessment for learning. In this post, Bruce connects the recent story of an Alberta teacher suspended for giving a student a zero with sound learning and assessment principles and professional practice. Bruce's blogpost is well worth a read, and will likely provoke some thoughtful discussion about assessment in our faculty. Dr. Bearisto is a retired Superintendent of Schools in BC, who currently serves as an adjunct professor at SFU and is a member of the Canadian Education Association Board.