What it’s like to get older? A course on the psychology of aging helped students gain empathy and curiosity.
Universities can have a role forming age-conscious students: those who aren’t ageist, don’t fear aging and are attuned to the aging process.
If a piece of writing was 49 per cent written by AI, with the remaining 51 per cent written by a human, is this original work?
What’s judged to be plagiarism may shift as students rely on more sophisticated forms of technology for writing support.
The Canadian flag has been at half-mast on government buildings since the end of May, after unmarked graves were identified at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.
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Remembrance Day has typically focused on commemorating the costs of military conflict. It is time to reconsider what and we remember and how.
Learning to create value in environments of uncertainty with limited resources is something that can help all young people build their futures, especially amid the uncertainty of COVID-19.
(Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa)
A study of entrepreneurship activity at 27 universities in Canada showed an increased interest in co-op work terms where students could work in their own start-up.
An empty schoolyard is seen, in Montréal in November 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A survey of high school students highlighted the tensions they faced when classes moved online during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Unstructured outdoor play is an important part of a healthy childhood, but Ontario schoolyards are falling short.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley
Problems include no fields, no courts for games, no playgrounds, no bike racks and no traffic-calming surrounding the school. Bringing in minimum standards is important.
When people are in a group they are more likely to engage in aggressive and risky behaviours they may not normally do on their own.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
To make sure what happened at Queen’s University during homecoming weekends doesn’t happen again, we need to have classroom conversations now, and make bold and innovative changes to identify long-term solutions.
Many teachers want to lead outdoor learning, but face barriers.
Some school districts now accept year-long consent forms in which guardians can consent for children to participate in neighbourhood walks at any time in the school year.
Parents who have busy schedules may not feel as though they can make a valuable contribution to their child’s individual education plan.
Individual education plans (IEPs) should be created by a team of professionals in collaboration with parents. If a child’s IEP is inaccurate, their learning needs won’t be met.
Children whose parents work irregular hours and children from families with lower incomes are over-represented in home child care.
A renewed model for oversight and support of all home child-care providers would ensure that our society’s youngest and most vulnerable people have access to safe and higher-quality home child care.
Rally participants hold up signs and wear orange shirts as they march in support of residential school survivors and the families of missing and murdered Indigenous children in Winnipeg on.
July 1, 2021.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Sudoma
A better understanding of what most genocide scholars believe can help people understand how Canada’s Indian Residential School system fits with the definition of genocide.
Since the pandemic introduced travel restrictions and disrupted campus life, some students are searching for alternative ways to get international learning experience.
There are both benefits and challenges of building relationships and skills online with students abroad, but students can learn how to make the most of this ‘travel without travel.’
Older adults can experience negative health effects due to social isolation.
Social isolation in older adults can contribute to negative health outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this, but an arts-based program can alleviate some of the loneliness.
While Canadian universities are paying more attention to anti-racism and equity, more must be done to incorporate those values into the education students receive.
Universities can ensure students in all disciplines are learning how to contribute to a world that they and future generations want to live in.
Some children have both intellectual giftedness and a disorder such as ADHD. Without guidance, their parents often find themselves at a loss in the school system.
While giftedness is a strength for children, being twice exceptional creates a vulnerability.
Financial strain exacerbated by the pandemic could be driving increased student sex work, whether through apps like OnlyFans or other platforms and avenues.
(AP Photo/Tali Arbel)
Higher education institutions should also consider how to respond should sex work take place on campus, such as in a residence.
A COVID-19 rapid test device kit seen at Humber River Hospital in Toronto last November.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Parents who have the time, energy and resources to make up for a lack of investment in public education and student safety during the pandemic may feel as if they have no choice but to do so.
COVID-19 lockdown periods opened a unique window for observing teen sleep patterns.
Could we capitalize on disruption schedules during the pandemic to make evidence-based changes in school start times to improve teens’ sleep?
White folk aren’t ‘beyond race.’ Interrogating Black people’s pain at forums supposedly dedicated to undoing racism is part of the problem.
White denialism of racism provokes a narrative of ‘us versus them.’ Self-reflection and listening are among the ways to be accountable for interrupting and eradicating racism.
A temporary memorial for Canada’s residential schools is blessed by Indigenous elders in a pipe ceremony in Calgary in August 2021.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
Here’s what the education system needs to do to help teachers address, repair and heal education towards and beyond reconciliation.