Research at the Faculty of Education was highlighted recently through the inaugural Celebration of Scholarly Activity.
At the event, six faculty members were recognized for their achievements and had the opportunity to share their experiences and research with their colleagues.
Similar events have been held in the past but were not focused on the range of award- and grant-winning research that is being done by faculty members. The Celebration of Scholarly Activity offered the opportunity for faculty members to share their insights as well as hear about the work being accomplished by colleagues.
“We’re emphasizing partnerships, working together, building community. Through these kinds of recognitions, we can build a strong research culture within a faculty that also encourages collaborations and attracts external partnerships,” says Rebecca Luce-Kapler, Dean, Faculty of Education. “This event is a chance to celebrate accomplishments and let people know what’s happening in the Faculty of Education and that research and teaching are priorities for us.”
Recognizing the research component is vital not only for the Faculty of Education but for the Queen’s and surrounding communities as well, adds John Fisher, Interim Vice-Principal (Research).
“We know we have a transformational educational experience at Queen’s and embedded alongside and within is the research of educators – that may be in choral music, it could be in how to enhance math education,” Dr. Fisher says. “They contribute to the social fabric of our community and have a huge impact in different areas of the city and in education and methods to enhance education of children as well as in the discovery of methods to better communicate education.”
Those recognized were:
Ben Bolden – recipient of the 2016 Choral Canada Competition for Choral Writing for his composition Tread Softly; and a new chairholder of the Faculty of Education’s UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning.
Rosa Bruno-Jofre – recipient of a SSHRC Connection Grant for the project “Educationalization of social and moral problems in the western world and the educationalization of the world: historical dimensions through time and space”; and ASPP Publication Grant for the work “Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II.”
Liying Cheng – authored the book “Assessment in the Language Classroom - Teachers Supporting Student Learning” (2017)
Lynda Colgan – recipient of a Ministry of Education grant for the project “Building parent engagement: A project to support the implementation of Ontario's Renewed Mathematics Strategy”; Ministry of Education and the KNAER Secretariat grant for the project “Mathematics Knowledge Network: The Fields Institute.”
Amanda Cooper – co-recipient of SSHRC Partnership Development Grant for the project “CITED: Partnered knowledge mobilization between researchers and media organizations.”
Richard Reeve – co-edited the book “Design as Scholarship: Case Studies from the Learning Sciences” (2016).