Schools Take on Role as Heart of Community
SchoolPlus is a province-wide initiative led by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education and the provincial education system that promotes learning success and well-being for every child and young person. It envisions a province where every school is actively improving student outcomes through the delivery of a strong learning program and serving as a centre for social, health and other services for children and their families.
Building on Strengths Through CollaborationThe Learning and Development Initiative (also known as the Learning Inquiry Initiative) is an ongoing initiative in operation at various sites throughout the Vancouver School District. It’s purpose is to uncover and celebrate the knowledge, understandings, principles and skills fundamental to learning. This process includes all associated employee groups, parents, students, and community groups.
Learning with the Grain of the BrainIf young people are to be equipped effectively to meet the challenges of the 21st century it is surely prudent to seek out the very best understandings from current scientific research into the nature of how humans learn before considering further reform of the current system.
This article by John Abbott and Terence Ryan appeared in the Spring, 1999 issue of Education Canada.
Report: e-learning in CanadaE-learning has made a remarkable transition over the past decade. In spite of a lack of definitive, empirical research, there is growing practical evidence that use of information and communication technology (ICT) can provide advantages to the learning process that are not readily available in other ways.
Note that a state of the field review on e-learning conducted by the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance at Concordia University is also available.
(Source: Canadian Council on Learning )
Review of E-Learning in Canada: Evidence, Gaps, and Promising DirectionsThis 2006 review develops an argument catalogue to encompass public, research, policy, and practitioner perspectives, assesses what is incomplete in the various literatures, explores what works (best practices), and provides a vision for promising new lines of research. The review focused on the role of e-learning in early childhood learning, elementary and secondary learning, post-secondary learning, adult learning, and health and learning.
(Source: _ Canadian Council on Learning_).
First language not necessarily linked to reading proficiencyConventional wisdom suggests that lack of oral English proficiency is the main impediment to successful literacy learning for young ESL students, but recent evidence suggests that this may not be true. Fortunately, research provides guidance about promoting the development of literacy in young children, even if they have limited oral language proficiency in English.
(Source: Canadian Council on Learning)
Report: Canadian trends in the integration of ICT for learning K-12This paper describes aspects of the current context of education policy in Canada, selected trends in the integration of information and communications technologies (ICT) for learning in the kindergarten to grade 12 education systems and offers observations about emerging visions of effective ICT integration. The ideas presented represent a synthesis of information reviewed in research reports, policy papers, selected seminars and surveys.
(Source: Canadian Education Association)
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