Faculty of Education

Research Presentations

Research Presentations

Faculty Seminar Series

The Faculty of Education's Seminar Series is designed to promote and celebrate the research of members of the faculty. Sincere thanks to the 2015-16 presenters who took the time to share and discuss their research with us. Watch this space in early September for the 2016-17 schedule. See the link below for "Past Presentations" to see recordings of past talks.

Schedule and titles for 2016-17 presentations.

Next Talk: Dr. Deanna Friesen, Faculty of Education

Title:  “Strategies and skills that support successful reading comprehension in bilinguals”

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Room 1010, Faculty of Education

Description: TBA

Visiting Speaker Presentations

Speaker: Visiting Scholar Dr. Frank Boers, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Title:  Is language really without rhyme or reason? Engaging language learners with the 'why?' question.

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Room 1139 (Community Room), Faculty of Education

Description:  Learning a second language relies heavily on memory – taking in and retaining myriads of lexical items and patterns. Research suggests that retention of information is influenced by the way it is engaged with. In this talk I illustrate pathways for learners’ engagement informed by a school of thought known as Cognitive Linguistics, a crucial tenet of which is that language is not as arbitrary as has long been assumed. Instead, there are plausible explanations (or ‘motivations’) for the way a language packages messages, and these can be put to good use in second language teaching.

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Conferences and Workshops


Friday, October 21, 2017
9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Room 1162, Faculty of Education
Western University
1137 Western Road
London, ON N6G 1G7

There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP to Tina Beynen to ensure adequate seating and refreshments.
Attendees are responsible for the cost of parking at Western's Faculty of Education and their own lunch.

Full speaker list.

Vocabulary Symposium


Thursday, October 20 – Saturday, October 22, 2016

Western University | Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre | London, Ontario, Canada
www.edu.uwo.ca/cslee2016 | #cslee2016

The CSLEE’s annual Values and Leadership conference is a three-day conference that promotes research and reflection on issues in values, morals, ethics, and leadership in education. The theme of the conference is Leadership in Uncertain Times: Complex Dilemmas and Ethical Possibilities. We propose that ethical and moral educational leadership plays an even more heightened role in supporting civil societies following international tragedies, such as those that took place in Beirut and Paris in 2015. The deadline for proposals is June 1, 2016.

Featured Speakers:

  • Gary Crow (Indiana University)
  • Claire LaPointe (Laval University)
  • Dana Mitra (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Kevin Page (University of Ottawa)

Dewey Symposium Panelists:

  • Charles Burford (Australian Catholic University)
  • Tony Normore (CSU Dominguez Hills)
  • John Portelli (University of Toronto)
  • Nancy Tuana (Pennsylvania State University)

We seek proposals for papers, posters, symposia, and pre-conference workshops on a range of possible subjects. Individual papers should be no more than 20 minutes each. Panel, symposia, and pre-conference workshop proposals are welcome. Graduate students who propose 10-minute preconference panel presentations remain eligible to submit an additional presentation to the main conference program. More information is available on the conference site.

Call for Presentations 

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Past Presentations

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“The entangled common worlds of children and animals” by Dr. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Faculty of Education
>View the talk here

"Intercultural Teaching Competence in the Disciplines: Teaching Strategies for Intercultural Learning" by Dr. Nanda Dimitrov & Aisha Haque, Western's Teaching Support Centre.
>View the talk here   Presentation slides

"Becoming an ‘internationally-minded educator:’From teacher education to the international schools sector" by: Dr. Paul Tarc, Faculty of Education, UWO (November 24, 2016)
>View the talk here

"Honouring the Golden Feather: Indigenous oral histories, experiences and critical voices within the Canadian educational context" by: Dr. Erica Neeganagwedgin, Faculty of Education, UWO (October 6, 2016)
>View the talk here

"Ingigenous Pedagogies: Linking Aboriginal Faculty and Community Knowledge Traditions to Classroom Learning" by Dr. Jan Hare, University of British Columbia (November 4, 2015)
>View the talk here

"Promoting and Supporting Mental Health in Schools: A School Effectiveness Imperative" by Dr. Karen Weston, Columbia College (July 24, 2015)
>View the talk here

"Feedback in L2 Writing: Issues, Challenges and Future Directions" by Dr. Icy Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (May 28, 2015)
>View the talk here

"Is Masculinity Changing? Evidence from Qualitative Research on Men's Appearance-related Practices" by Dr. Brendan Gough (May 12, 2015)
>View the talk here

"Development From Below: A Change Maker Journey of Creating Leadership Through Empowering the Indigenous Youth of Balochistan in Pakistan" by Dr. Quratul Ain Bakhteari, Founding Director & President, Institute for Development Studies and Practices
>View the talk here

"Pedagogical Challenges and Possibilities of Everyday Cosmopolitanism" by Dr. Fazal Rizvi, University of Melbourne
>View the talk here