Fall 2013 – Summer 2014
The Education Library and Curriculum Resources Centre, located on the first floor of the Education Building, provides materials and services to support the teaching and research programs of the Faculty. The Library collection includes over 122,000 monograph volumes, 500 periodical titles, government publications, and access to a vast range of e-journals, e-books, and databases.
The Curriculum Resources Centre collection includes elementary and secondary school textbooks, teachers' resource guides, videos, DVDs, CDs, games, kits, puppets, big books, and equipment for viewing and listening. The Children's & Young Adult Literature Collection contains over 11,000 fiction, non-fiction, poetry, folklore, and picture books.
Tours and instructional workshops are offered at the beginning of each term to individual students and to classes. These provide an introduction to library resources and information skills that will help in preparing course assignments and writing research papers. They cover topics such as searching the library catalogue, finding course materials on reserve, and locating articles and other materials via databases such as ERIC, PsycINFO, Education Full Text, and others. Workshops on EndNote and other citation management programs provide help on how to easily create in-text citations, notes, and reference lists.
The Education Library provides computers for student use, tables and carrels to connect laptops, wireless access, as well as photocopiers, printers, and scanners. You may select to work in the quiet study area, in one of several group study spaces, or just relax on a comfortable reading chair.
Lending Services for laptops, digital still and video cameras, digital audio recorders, and tripods are now handled by the Education Library. These services are available during regular Library operating hours.
Visit the Education Library website to learn more about library loans, hours, reserve readings, and links to important education sites. We look forward to seeing you in the Library.
The Society is the undergraduate students' voice of undergraduates within the Faculty and its primary purpose is to serve and to inform the students. It also attempts to unify students through sponsorship of activities such as career placement, student orientation, participation in teachers' conventions, library donations, and the organization of an Education Career Fair. Other activities include the assignment of lockers for students, selling merchandise in the Spirit Store, the coordination of the Graduation Ball, as well as fundraising and events throughout the academic year. Students are encouraged to participate and to make their opinions known. The Society Office is located in Room B179 of the Education Building.
The Faculty has a large computer complex located in Room 328 of the Education Building. It houses a lab with Windows computers, a second lab with Apple Macintosh computers, and a smaller work area with additional computers. Colour and black-and-white laser printing and scanning facilities are available at a cost. This facility is available for courses, workshops, and individual use by Education students and staff.
Closed Saturdays, holidays, and during the month of August.
|Hours for the Fall and Winter terms|
|Monday to Thursday||09:00–21:00|
Website: www.mcgill.ca/education/technology (under “Education Computer Lab”)
Refer to Programs, Courses and University Regulations > University Regulations and Resources > Undergraduate > Student Services (available at www.mcgill.ca/study) for further information on this service.
The McGill Journal of Education/Revue des sciences de l'éducation de McGill is an open-access, online journal that is published three times a year: Winter, Spring, and Fall. It includes work in English and French from local, national, and international contexts. The MJE publishes peer-reviewed research articles and essays, as well as non-peer-reviewed (editorial) notes from the field, discussion forums, and book reviews. It is concerned with major issues in formal, non-formal, and incidental teaching and learning from a variety of perspectives, practical and theoretical, personal and collective. Its policy is to bring new ideas and research into a context open to teacher educators and scholars, as well as to parents, teachers, popular educators, community workers, and administrators.
The A.S. Lamb Learning Centre, consisting of the computer laboratory and the reading room, is located on the second floor of the Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Gymnasium. The computer lab houses 25 computers connected to the McGill network and is available for courses, workshops, and individual use by students and staff. Laser printing is also available at a cost. Access to the McGill wireless network is available for laptops equipped with a wireless card.
|Monday to Friday||09:00–16:00|
The Office of Student Teaching is responsible for the planning and implementation of field experiences and arranging with school boards and schools for the placement of student teachers in the Bachelor of Education and Masters in Education programs. The Office coordinates student teaching among Departments within the Faculty, and develops partnerships with the education community. The Office offers training to colleagues in schools.
|Monday to Friday||08:30–17:00|
The Student Affairs Office is responsible for student records and registration as well as general academic information and advice on undergraduate program and degree requirements, course change, withdrawal, supplemental and deferred exams, rereads, academic standing, inter-faculty transfer, readmission, study away, scholarships and awards, graduation, and teacher certification.
Special requests can be made, in writing, to Kimiz Dalkir, Executive Director (Student Affairs).
The Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW) is a newly forming research institute led by the Faculty of Education that encourages a trans-disciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to the study of human development and well-being. It works across three main axes: human development across the life span; the role of family, community, and schools in supporting human development and well-being; and social policy and planning in relation to children and youth.
McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors has been attempting to identify and understand the underlying determinants and critical factors related to youth gambling problems and their relationship with other adolescent addictive and high-risk behaviours. The ongoing research efforts conducted by Drs. Derevensky and Gupta, along with their graduate students, have been crucial in helping to identify the determinants placing youth at risk for gambling problems, and in the development of empirically based treatment and prevention programs. Of importance has been the Centre’s role in impacting public health and social policy in an effort to reduce and minimize the harms associated with excessive, problematic gambling.
The Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health brings together specialists from different areas of research to investigate the implications of physical activity on health and well-being. The Centre’s researchers examine physiological, neuromechanical, or behavioural aspects of physical activity and healthy living, in an attempt to bridge the gap between basic sciences (e.g., cellular physiology) and applied sciences (e.g., clinical exercise physiology) through multidisciplinary research.