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Published November 7, 2019

Activities that Foster Student Open-Mindedness

Marc-Antoine Charette Teacher, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

As a French Second Language teacher at the Cégep de Sept-Îles, I had the opportunity to assist Sharon Coyle who teaches Humanities and Literature, with a Virtual Team Teaching (VTT) project between a class in Sept-Îles and a class at the University of Arizona.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

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Published October 22, 2019

Using Visual Storytelling to Explore Distressing Topics in the College Classroom

Daniel Goldsmith Teacher, Dawson College

How do you speak about trauma without it becoming too personal? How do you provide support to a student whose painful memories and emotions might be triggered by such a discussion? An ECQ grant (Entente Canada-Quebec) in 2018-2019 allowed Mark McGuire at John Abbott College and I to develop a website presenting pedagogical materials using visual storytelling as a means of dealing with disturbing topics.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

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Published September 3, 2019

A Multidisciplinary Course to Initiate Students to the Scientific Approach in Natural Sciences

Caroline Dupont Teacher, Cégep de Sainte-Foy

How to prepare Natural Sciences students to the complexity of the problems that they will have to solve throughout their lives, both as scientists and as citizens? In an obligatory multidisciplinary course for the student of the Environment, Life and Society profile, my colleagues and I bet on problem-based learning. We use current environmental issues to offer students authentic and contextualized learning situations.

Multidisciplinary

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Published January 23, 2020

A Portrait of 2 Inspiring ESL College Teachers and SPEAQ Award Winners

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Two college teachers were the recipients of the Société pour le perfectionnement de l’enseignement de l’anglais langue seconde au Québec (SPEAQ) Awards for 2019. The awards were handed out during the opening ceremony of the annual SPEAQ convention held in Montreal on the 21-22 and 23 of November 2019.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

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Published January 21, 2020

OCLaRE, an Online Collaborative Lab Reporting Environment

Michael Dugdale Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College
Murray Bronet Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College
Petra Turkewitsch Teacher, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Modern paradigms of educational research take the view that learning science, rather than being a process of learning new facts, is instead a process of adopting the norms, practices and warrants of scientific culture. A group of teachers from Cégep de la Gaspésie et des îles (GIM) and John Abbott College (JAC) are developing an online scaffolding platform, called OCLaRE, that emphasizes scientific writing, critical thinking, organization and statistical analysis skills in student laboratory reports that will be useful to science students across disciplines.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

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Published January 16, 2020

A Class Blog to Thin the Classroom Walls

Alison Crump, Marianopolis College

As an educator, in all contexts, I focus on pedagogical approaches that create spaces for learner agency, a sense of belonging, and collaborative participation. Some of my favourite and most memorable teaching moments come from learning contexts outside of the classroom, both in-person and online. One such moment occurred when I used a class blog to open up a course assignment to a public forum.

Multidisciplinary

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Published October 17, 2019

Digital Tools to Support an Inclusive Pedagogical Practice

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

This featured report aims to explore the features and possible uses of certain digital tools that can make learning accessible to all students as part of an inclusive pedagogical practice. Following the principles of universal design for learning (UDL), the tools presented, which are free or already part of the technological environment of college teachers, offer students a variety of means of representation, action, expression and engagement.

Multidisciplinary

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Published September 3, 2018

Active Learning

Jean Desjardins Learning Technology Advisor, Collège Sainte-Anne
Isabelle Senécal Director of Teaching, of Pedagogical Innovation and of International Development, Collège Sainte-Anne

The active learning methods have in common of placing the students in the middle of the learning process. Their teachers can then also think about giving them a role in the planning of the evaluation. Active learning is inspired by real-life contexts that are meaningful for the students, which can increase their level of motivation for the tasks that are suggested to them. It encourages durable learnings rather than using only their short-term memory.

Multidisciplinary

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Published August 5, 2018

Entrepreneurial Pedagogy: an Approach for the Development of Transversal Competencies

Mélissa Philippe Project Manager, PEEC

The objective of this report is to provide educational stakeholders, teachers and decision makers, at the college level, a guide to help promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among their students. It offers educational tools for a teaching approach to implement entrepreneurial activities and offers digital tools to enhance teaching practices.

Multidisciplinary