Faculty of Education
Important news is that our new extended Teacher Education program will begin operating in September 2015. It will impact both concurrent and consecutive Teacher Education. Those students who entered concurrent education programs prior to September 2015 will follow the current five year program. Our practica have always been longer than the minimum required and they will range between 90 and 100 days. Read more about Teacher Education in our Faculty of Education and all our programs here.
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Rowsell, Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Teacher Education, and Director of the Centre for Research in Multiliteracies and the Reading Clinic, who has been named by the Royal Society of Canada as a Distinguished New Scholar. Read more about this exciting news here.
In October 2014, Dr. Peter Vietgen, newly elected President of the Canadian Society for Education through Art, assisted in showcasing artwork created by Canadian students when he visits Estonia for the Eksperimenta art exhibition. And recently, Dr. Kimberly Maich’s work in the field of autism was featured on Brock University’s researcher series, broadcast via monthly podcasts and available here. Edited by Dr. Julian Kitchen, the most recent publication of our in-house refereed journal Brock Education can be found here. On October 8th 2014, at Alphie’s Bistro on the Brock University campus, faculty members Drs. David Hutchison, Kamini Jaipal-Jamani, Jennifer Rowsell, Candace Figg, Robert McGray and Research Officer Dr. Snezana Ratkovic presented their research in the first instalment of the Distinguished Speaker Series: Abstract Conversations. Recent events offered to the entire community include a presentation that was held on October 31st 2014 hosted by the Centre for Adult Education and Community Outreach featuring Dr. Guy Proulx who spoke on “The Aging Brain". On October 30th and 31st 2014 the fifth annual Arts Matters conference took place at our Hamilton Campus. This conference is designed specifically for Brock University's teacher candidates and focuses on arts integration across the curriculum. Finally, on November 10th 2014, as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series, Dr. Eric Bredo will present “Mind, Nature, and Education”.
Professor and Dean
Dr. Fiona Blaikie
Dean, Faculty of Education