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Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work

Children more likely to tell the truth either to please an adult or because they believe it is the right thing to do
 

If you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. That’s what researchers discovered through a simple experiment involving 372 children between the ages of 4 and 8.

How the experiment was done

Published: 12Dec2014

DISE's Ratna Ghosh to receive India's Hind Rattan Award

Dr. Ratna Ghosh, professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill, will receive the prestigious Hind Rattan Award from the Government of India on the eve of Republic Day.

Published: 9Dec2014

Education’s library space reimagined

Education’s library space reimagined

Published: 4Dec2014

Randy Chevrier wins CFL’s Grey Cup, Tom Pate Memorial Award

Randy Chevrier (BEd ’99) wins CFL’s Grey Cup, Tom Pate Memorial Award

This past week was a memorable one for Calgary Stampeders long snapper Randy Chevrier (BEd ’99). Thursday, at the CFL’s annual awards presentation banquet, Chevrier’s sportsmanship and community involvement were recognized with his acceptance of the league’s Tom Pate Memorial Award. On Sunday, Chevrier won his third Grey Cup, as the Stampeders defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 20-16 in the 102nd edition of the historic CFL Championship game.

Published: 1Dec2014

Pioneering EDUBuddy program offers mentoring, guidance

Pioneering EDUBuddy program offers mentoring, guidance


For Education students looking to make an impact as leaders or for first-year students seeking advice and guidance, mentoring services are available within the Faculty of Education. Since 2012 the Education Undergraduate Society of McGill (EdUS) has been pairing up new students with experienced ones through their EDUBuddy mentoring program.

Published: 25Nov2014

Mariusz on Jeopardy!

Mariusz Galczynski, lecturer and PhD student in the Faculty of Education's Department of Integrated Studies in Education, is slated to appear on the popular American television game show Jeopardy! on Tuesday, November 25th.

Originally created by Merv Griffin and hosted by the iconic Alex Trebek since 1984, Jeopardy! tests, in increasing levels of difficulty, the general knowledge of participants by providing clues phrased as answers.

Published: 21Nov2014

Rise in self-harm hospitalizations over past five years: Dr. Heath responds

Dr. Nancy Heath of the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology with McGill's Faculty of Education was recently interviewed by CTV National News about self-harm cases in Canada. Dr. Heath was asked to comment on a recent report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) that found a rise in incidents of intentional self-harm related hospitalizations over the past five years.

Published: 20Nov2014

EduQuarium space offers public computers, tranquility

Recently reopened to all students in the Faculty of Education, an enclosed area on the Education building’s 1st floor offers state-of-the-art computers for private use without reservation, ideal for those who wish to work efficiently in quiet solitude.

As a result of its transparent glassed walls, the room has already earned the friendly sobriquet “EduQuarium”. Outside of those rare hours posted by the entrance, in which it is earmarked for examinations or class use, the new computer lab is open at all times for public use.

Published: 20Nov2014

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