Director, Indigenous Teacher Education Program and Full Professor
Room: LMX 436
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 4407
Work E-mail: nngafook@uOttawa.ca
Dr. Ng-A-Fook, a Full Professor, is Director of the Teacher Education Program at the University of Ottawa. He is the President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, the largest professional educational research association in Canada. In these administrative, educational, and research capacities, he is committed toward addressing the 94 Calls to Action put forth by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in partnership with the local Indigenous and school board communities. He is collaborating with colleagues to create a state of the art teacher education program that promises to prepare teacher candidates for the social, economic, and cultural demands of the 21st century. As part of his administrative mandate, he and colleagues are creating a digital hub strategy, social innovation mobile design labs in local schools, reconceptualizing their programming in light of social science and humanities social innovations and contributions to initiatives such as, but not limited to, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Education (STEAMED). For the past 3 years Dr. Ng-A-Fook has sought to establish stronger research and teacher education partnerships with local school board administrators, principals, lead associate teachers across the Outaouais region as well as international partners in the United States, China, and elsewhere to address their collective priority areas. Dr. Ng-A-Fook's research specializes in curriculum studies (policy development, implementation, and integration of emergent technologies). He draws on life writing research (autobiography, ethnography, oral history, and narrative inquiry) to develop culturally responsive and relational curriculum with Indigenous and first generation immigrant communities.