Faculty of Education news
Little Liars: Children’s Developing Concept of Truth and Lies and the Implications for Child Witness Testimony
Recently, Dr. Victoria Talwar’s 4-year-old was caught standing in suspicious circumstances. He was hiding behind the pantry door, but when questioned about what he was doing, he took on an air of complete innocence. “Were you eating one of the cookies?” –one of the forbidden cookies that he had been told he could not have. The 4-year-old shook his head “No!” but there was a chocolate smear around his lips. When questioned about these marks on his face, the 4-year-old paused and his mind feverishly searched for a reply. Finally, the answer came in a sigh “Dirt!
Dr. Shariff addresses Ontario Summit, Montreal Council of Women regarding rape culture at universities
Dr. Shaheen Shariff was recently invited to address the Montreal Council of Women (MCW) regarding rape culture in universities.
Created by Professor Nancy Heath and Dr. Stephen Lewis, University of Guelph, the collaborative non-profit outreach initiative Self-injury Outreach & Support (SiOS, sioutreach.org) provides supportive and research-informed resources for individuals who struggle with self-injury and those who want to help, including family, friends, romantic partners, schools, and various health professionals.
Dr. Victoria Talwar, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was recently asked "why kids lie, and what to do about it" by Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore. The interview was published this week by PBS.org's Parenting division, where they offer Expert Tips and Advice.
The Faculty of Education's P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts launched their new website this week at knowledge-through-the-arts.ca, providing resources, support, ideas and inspiration encouraging the critical role that arts play in the construction of knowledge.
In a recent opinion piece to the Hill Times Online, SSHRC President Ted Hewitt praises Professor Susanne Lajoie's research: "Lajoie is making it possible for children to learn in more meaningful ways with the help of technology," writes Hewitt.
Each year McGill's Faculty of Education participates in the university's campus-wide Open House event and exhibits our program offerings to prospective students and their families. Hosted in the lobby of the Education building at 3700 McTavish, this year's event was a first-rate success, evidence that the love of teaching is still very much alive! In addition, visitors are always anxious to learn about our faculty's Kinesiology degrees as well as our Graduate studies and Professional Development programs.
Charline Labonté (BEd (PE) 2012, MA (Sport Psych.) 2015) wants to stay in Montreal to encourage the development of women's hockey here, in Quebec, and Canada, she told the press recently. Labonté received her MA in Sport Psychology from our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education in May, 2015.
Lisa Mikelberg, seven-year veteran of Canada's national synchronized swimming team, announced her retirement from the sport this week. Mikelberg is currently enrolled in the Kindergarten and Elementary Pédagogie de l'Immersion Française major with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE).
"Today, young men, the most susceptible to becoming problem gamblers, are using the internet to risk thousands of dollars daily on sports without the legally mandated safeguards that casinos and regulated sports books must follow," writes the New York Times in a recent article discussing the rising phenomenon of online fantasy sports betting.
The Faculty of Education is pleased to felicitate the numerous researchers who were awarded open Tri-Council and provincial research grants for their work in the 2014-2015 competition year. Please find below a complete list of each grant's principal investigator, co-applicant(s), and title:
"Both socially and economically, Europeans only stand to gain from opening their doors to Syrian refugees," writes Constantinos Yanniris in a recent commentary piece for the McGill Daily. Constantinos Yanniris is currently a PhD candidate in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, with a special interest in sustainable education and environmental education systems.
Jennifer Wallace, Laboratory Technician in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, has been named as winner of the Principal's Award for Administrative and Support Staff, in the 'Technical and Libraries' category.
Dr. Choudry on his new publication, Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements
To mark the publication this week of Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements (University of Toronto Press), the author, Aziz Choudry, provides the following background, as well as thoughts on how the book might be used in the undergraduate or graduate classroom. The book launches this Wednesday in Montreal at the Immigrant Workers Centre, 4755 Van Horne Ave., Suite 110, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.