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Past Events

March 2023 
  

Provoking Curriculum Conference

From March 23 to March 25, 3023, the 10th biannual Provoking Curriculum Conference will be taking place at Western University, London, ON and is co-sponsored by CACS, CSSE, and Western’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum.

Theme: Curricular Uncommonplaces

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You can review the Conference Agenda here.

 

March 22, 2023

Thinking Intersection Series
Emergent Scholars in Education Lecture Series is cohosted by York University’s Disrupting Early Childhood Series  and Western’s University’s  Interdisciplinary Centre for Curriculum Studies.  
How one becomes who one is? Reflections on intersections and frictions in becoming an educational scholar in Latin America 
with Inés Dussel, Yuri Páez Triviño and Federico Williams
  
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January 25, 2023

 
Thinking Intersection Series

Emergent Scholars in Education Lecture Series is cohosted by York University’s Disrupting Early Childhood Series  and Western’s University’s  Interdisciplinary Centre for Curriculum Studies.  

Co-theorizing climate justice pedagogies: Intersections and generative departures
   
with Preeti Nayak & Dr. Fikile Nxumalo, 
OISE University of Toronto

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December 1, 2022 

Reading Pedagogies of Equity Project: Virtual Mini Symposium

The Reading Pedagogies of Equity Program (R-PEP) engages with university faculty to explore how to promote equity in/through academic reading in pre-service teacher education. 

  • Sarah Hennessy, PhD, Instructor, Faculty of Education, Western University and King's University College
  • Carla Ruthes Coelho, Assistant Professor, Saint Francis Xavier University
  • Mary Ott, PhD, Research Associate, Department of Medicine Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Coordinator, Master Teacher Mentor Program, Faculty of Education, Western University
  • Pam McKenzie, PhD, Acting Associate Dean Graduate & Postdoctoral, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Western University
  • Rachel Heydon, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Education, Western University
  • Sandra Poczobut, PhD Student, R-PEP Atelierista, Faculty of Education, Western University
  • Lori McKee, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Saint Francis Xavier University
November 22, 2022 

Who you Callin Black Eh? play and workshop 

Written and directed by playwright Rita Shelton Deverell, Who you Callin Black Eh? is a coming-of-age play set in Canada’s largest, most multicultural city. This play is about colour. Wherever Our Heroine goes, she is not Black Enough or White Enough to find her people…

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October 24, 2022 

Mobilizing Change through Curriculum: Engaging with Vulnerable Populations through Participatory Action Research

Led By: Roula Hawa, PhD, MSc, MPH, BEd, OCT, PHEc is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Human Development at Brescia University College at Western


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June 6, 2022 

Computational thinking in primary mathematics classrooms – a teacher’s perspective

Led By: Siri Krogh Nordby, PhD Candidate (Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway)
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May 16, 2022 

“And the music room door was just shut”: Stories of teaching and teacher education in music, before and during the pandemic 

Led By: Dr. Danielle Sirek (Western University, Canada) 
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May 10, 2022 

The Ontario Human Rights Commission 'Right to Read' Report: An Important but Flawed Call to Action

Led By: Dr. James Cummins (University of Toronto, Canada)
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May 3, 2022 

Building Bridges Between Literacy Research and Practice: Diverse Perspectives

Led By: Mary Ellen Coombs (Huron Perth District School Board), Carol Doyle Jones (Niagara University), Marianna Dilorio (Toronto District School Board), Lara Donsky (Toronto District School Board), Kim Lockhart (Limestone District School Board), Audrey Madsen (Toronto District School Board), Emily Moorhead (Limestone District School Board), and Shelley Stagg Peterson (OISE/University of Toronto)
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April 28, 2022 

Perspectives on curriculum making and democracy in education - Examples from Sweden 

Led By: Dr. Daniel Alvunger, Dr. Johanna Jormfeldt, and PhD Student Jonna Arenlind (Linnaeus University, Sweden) 
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March 31, 2022 

Smallest Circles First: Using drama education and theatre to explore reconciliatory praxis in Quebec classrooms

Led By: Dr. Mindy Carter and Jennifer Hayden (McGill University, Canada)
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March 21, 2022 

Learning and Unlearning at the End of the World: Towards a Trans Black Radical Imagination Against Pedagogical Colonialism 

Led By: Vinícius da Silva (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
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February 25, 2022 

Teaching and Learning About Children's Rights Using Creative Drama 

Led By: Dr. Hala Mreiwed (King's University College at Western University, Canada)
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February 11, 2022 

Fostering Collaborations Between the Faculty of Education and Schulich 

Led By: Dr. Nicole Campbell (Western University, Canada)
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January 31, 2022

Curriculum Making- Theory, Practices and Implications 

Led By: Dr. Mark Priestley (University of Stirling, Scotland)

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January 14, 2022

Aesthetic Education in the Reggio Emilia Approach

Led By: Dr. Lorenzo Manera (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
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October 29, 2021

Multimodal Dissertations: An Online Discussion  

Led By: Dr. Rachel Heydon (Western University, Canada), Dr. Jo Towers (University of Calgary, Canada), and Dr. Annie Tran (Western University, Canada)

Sponsored By: Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC)
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May 20, 2021

Constructing Meanings: Elementary Literacy Education for Living Well Together. A Book Launch and Literacy Education Symposium

Led By: Dr. Luigi Iannacci (Trent University Canada), Dr. Kimberly Lenters (University of Calgary, Canada), Dr. Guofang Li (University of British Columbia, Canada), Dr. Pamela Malins (University of New Brunswick, Canada), Dr. Lori McKee (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada), Dr. Anne Murray-Orr (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada), Dr. Erica Neeganagwedgin (Western University, Canada), and Dr. Shelley Stagg Peterson (University of Toronto, Canada)
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May 11, 2021

Designing new approaches to investigating primary literacy education research mobilities in England

Led By: Dr. Cathy Burnett (Sheffield Hallam University, England) and Dr. Julia Gillen (Lancaster University, England)

Sponsored By: Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC)
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April 15 & 16, 2021

Curriculum and Pedagogy for Uncertain Futures Symposium 2021

Led By: Ainara Alleyne, Dr. Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti (University of British Columbia, Canada), Anna Binta Diallo, Dr. Towani Duscher (University of Calgary, Canada), Zanna Fong, Nyle Miigizi Johnston, and Fikile Nxumalo (University of Toronto, Canada)
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March 4, 2021

The Right to Read: A Conversation with Literacy Education Research 

Led By: Dr. Diane Collier (Brock University, Canada), Mary Ellen Coombs (Huron Perth District School Board), Dr. Tiffany Gallagher (Brock University, Canada), Dr. Rachel Heydon (Western University, Canada), Dr. Luigi Iannacci (Trent University Canada), Dr. Shelley Stagg Peterson (University of Toronto, Canada), Dr. Tara-Lynn Scheffel (Nipissing University, Canada), and Dr. Jeffrey Wood (Laurentian University, Canada)

Sponsored By: Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC)
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February 22 & March 22, 2021

Reading Group: BlackLife: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom 

Led By: Dr. Idil Abillahi (Ryerson University, Canada) and Dr. Rinaldo Walcott (University of Toronto, Canada) 

January 25, 2021

Reading Group: Seeking Race, Finding Racism 

Led By: Dr. Towani Duscher (University of Calgary, Canada)

October 28 & November 25, 2020

What is Curriculum? 

Led By: Dr. Rachel Heydon and Dr. Zheng Zhang (Western University, Canada)

October 5, November 9 & December 7, 2020

Reading Group: Race, Gender, and Curriculum Theorizing: Working in Womanish Ways

Led By: Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile (Louisiana State University, USA), Dr. Kirsten T. Edwards (Florida International University, USA), and Dr. Nichole A. Guillory (Kennesaw State University, USA)