Scholarly learning communities

Scholarly Learning Communities (SLCs) aim to support scholarship-as-learning through the identification of shared scholarly interests and proposals for their advancement through the development of SLCs.  SLC Initiative, SLC Enhancement Initiative, SLC Virtual Fellow Program, and Capacity Enhancement Initiative, therefore, have been set up to help faculty members in the Faculty of Education to develop their research capacity, by providing both professional and financial support.

The Theory of Mind in Education Lab

We are a team of researchers, educators, and students interested in the development of young people’s Theory of Mind (ToM) or the ability to understand other people’s thoughts and emotions. Theory of Mind is a tool to help us to learn how to make sense of our social and emotional worlds and why people do what they do. This skill is important for young people as it can help them to manage their emotions, relationships, and to learn self-control within the classroom. Our research projects include children and adolescents between the ages of four and eighteen, their parents, and teachers.

We are committed to learning more about the social and emotional development of children and adolescents. We invite you to explore our webpage and to join us on our learning journey.

Becoming Researchers

The Becoming Researchers project is funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). In this research project, Dr. Michelle McGinn and her research team seek to critically examine research practices and identify theoretical, practical, and policy implications related to research capacity in the social sciences in Canada. Better understandings of the process of being or becoming social science researchers can provide insight into better preparation and working conditions for social science researchers, and thereby positively contribute to social science research capacity in Canada.