Educational Research Units
The Faculty of Education's educational research units strengthen links between researchers, and address critical issues in the field of education that have regional, national or international impacts.
Making history: narratives and collective memory in education
This ERU looks at the history of education and the teaching of history in Canada and around the world, highlighting archival and historical sources from school boards and other educational organizations. It pays particular attention to oral history, and the history of interdisciplinary and bilingual education, in addition to being concerned with issues of race, place, culture and gender as critical areas of our collective research.
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Leader: Marie-Hélène Brunet
Student members : Alessandra Iozzo-Duval, Nichole Grant, Joanne Lalonde, Pamela Rogers, Bryan Smith, Jennifer Thivierge, Julie Corrigan, Stephane Buffard, Rita Forte and Katrina Isacsson
The changing face of adult and workplace learning
This ERU was established to look at key questions in formal and informal learning for diverse adult learner populations. It is also interested in the social, economic and political setting underlying adult learning, and encourages dialogue to connect theory with practice.
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Leader : Angus McMurtry
External members : France Gravelle, Karen Evans (University of London, Institute of Education), Judy King and Darene Toal-Sullivan
Student members : Tylor Burrows, Chantalle Clarkin, Nathalie Gagnon, Paul Gautreau, Mohamed Hassan, Sony Jabouin, Kelly Kilgour, Angele Landriault, Jason Nesbitt, Ivana Pavic, Christine Pinsent-Johnson, Lynnda Proulx, Randy Purse and Shanta Rohse
EducLang is a research group advancing knowledge on languages and education, including language teaching and learning. It also seeks to disseminate research conducted at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Education throughout Canada and the English- and French-speaking worlds. Research group members are nationally and internationally renowned in the area of language teaching. Their work deals with different contexts, focusing on the following areas:
Director : Francis Bangou
External members : Monica Waterhouse (Université Laval) ; Marie-Josée Hamel (Université d’Ottawa) ; Luis Abanto Rojas (Université d’Ottawa) ; Jérémie Séror (Université d’Ottawa) ; Nathalie Auger (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) ; Jérémie Sauvage (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3) ; Cécile Sabatier (Simon Fraser University) ; Brigitte Murray (Université d’Ottawa) ; Martina Emke (Open University).
Student members : Nancy Crépeau ; Mariana Dominguez ; Kelly Holmes ; Angela Joncy Juliet ; Marie-Philip Mathieu ; Gloria Romero ; Alireza Sobhnanmanesh ; Joël Thibault ; Gene Vasilopoulos ; Julie Vaudrin-Charette ; Mohammad Alavi ; Marie-Pier Bastien ; Amanda Cloutier ; Lesya Granger ; Louise Larouche ; Lena Michel ; Hye-young Seo ; Maryam Jabbari.
Mathematics education research (MERU)
The Mathematics Educational Research Unit brings together a group of internationally active researchers in mathematics education. These researchers work on many issues, including modelling, literacies, teaching and learning in multilingual settings, language and mathematics, integration of mathematics and science, mathematics teacher knowledge and practice, assessment processes, and historical and cultural dimensions of mathematics.
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Leader : Richard Barwell
External members : Martha Koch, Anne Arden and Jennifer Hall
Student members : Élysée Robert Cadet, Osnat Fellus, Yasmine Abtahi, Alison Goss, Fatima Assaf, Laila Razmjou, Tasha Ausman, Jimmy K.Y. Pai, Kelly McKie, Maha Sinno, Jill Lazarus and Carrie Learned
Canadian principal learning network (CPLN)
The CPLN provides a forum for current and aspiring leaders from the educational, public and social sectors, and includes policy makers, university-based researchers, and graduate students. The purpose of this forum is to share insights and to collaborate on inquiries about leadership, change processes and decision-making in educational organizations. The CPLN includes members from coast to coast, as well as internationally renowned scholars from the United Kingdom and Australia. Not only is much work being accomplished within and across national boundaries, there is also a strong focus on the interdisciplinary nature of the research being conducted.
Leader: Stephanie Chitpin
Interdisciplinary research comprehensive school health
This unit’s mandate is to encourage research, capacity-building, training and knowledge-sharing, to promote and support health in Canadian schools. It aims to collaborate with schools to explore the different tools teachers use for health promotion, as well as the impact these efforts have on the wellness of students and teachers.
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Leader : Rebecca Lloyd
External members : Charles Boyer, Patricia Longmuir and Sarah Jackson
Student members : Michelle Griffiths, Melanie Duncan, Chantal Oswald, Michael Chmiel, Kara Pecoskie, Sonja Washer, Jesse Sheppard, Mariella Trudeau, Emma Brooks, Madelin Rocheleau, Suzanne Gooderham, Kelsey Knowles, Amanda Krygsman, Melissa Staddon, Irene Vitoroulis, Jennifer Hepditch, Carleigh Sanderson, Katherine Dubeau, Marielle Asseraf, Jordan Shipley, Desiree Streit and Brittany Glynn
Science eco 21
The purpose of the unit is to create a space for research and innovation in science and environmental education, and to promote dialogue and reflection in these areas. In particular, its goal is to develop, implement, and support research and professional development programs in science and environmental education. We also seek to create a network of people committed to expanding these programs locally, nationally, and internationally.
Leader: Louis Trudel
External members: Abdeljalil Metioui and Maria-Helena Carneiro
Student members: Mohamed Elfaith Mustafa