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The Faculty of Education is committed to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about teaching and learning. We promote the view that to be a professional educator is to continue to question, to reflect, to seek knowledge, and to be open to change.
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  1. Teaching Composition, Language, & Culture

    Title: Teaching Composition, Language, & Culture
    Creator: Susan Chaudoir
    Subjects: Courses Taught
    Date Created: 2013
  2. Suggestions for Scoring Guides and Rubrics

    Title: Suggestions for Scoring Guides and Rubrics
    Creator: Susan Chaudoir
    Subjects: Academic Resource Guide
    Date Created: 2014
  3. Expectations of Academic Writing

    Title: Expectations of Academic Writing
    Creator: Susan Chaudoir
    Subjects: Workshop Presentation
    Date Created: 2014
  4. Teaching Philosophy Statement 2014

    Title: Teaching Philosophy Statement 2014
    Creator: Susan Chaudoir
    Description: My teaching philosophy is influenced heavily by my own research. Building relationships, using rapport, and emphasizing effective communication skills all foster strong, cooperative learning communities with collaboration, connection, competence, and confidence. Beyond my teaching philosophy, I am a teacher who loves to teach and wholeheartedly believes that my teaching is not measured by what I do, but what others do because of what I do.
    Subjects: Teaching Philosophy
    Date Created: 2014/06/23
  5. Technology and the Politics of Choice: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Intellectual Freedom

    Title: Technology and the Politics of Choice: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Intellectual Freedom
    Creator: Alvin M Schrader
    Description: This presentation addresses the prescriptive technology of Internet filtering software, also known to its critics as \"censorware\", \"electronic book banning\" and even e-book burning. My lens is library and information studies, and my theme is that the attempt to regulate and control Internet access through filtering products leads to unintended consequences for education and learning. Among these consequences are young people's understandings and practices of personal responsibility and choice, information and media literacy, critical thinking, and intellectual freedom. Uncritical reliance on technological solutions such as filtering can put educational goals at risk. There is also a strong possiblity that filtering puts schools and school boards at greater risk -- rather than minimizing their burden. Contrary to the overly cautious legal advice that officials might receive, filters may actually increase the institutional burden, because the resort to filtering as a solution could be construed as an admission of institutional responsibility, thus shifting the burden away from students and parents. The weaknesses of filtering technology are found in human language, and come from three areas of foundational knowledge in library and information studies: intellectual freedom, indexing theory for information retrieval, and reader response theory. In a nutshell, what these bodies of thought reveal is a whole set of intractable barriers that render perfect control over expressive content in any communications medium an impossible idea and ideal. These barriers issue from the unsolvable problems of ambiguity in language, indexing, and reading. The reality is that the locus of the problems associated with Internet content is social and political, not \"technological.\"
    Subjects: school libraries, Web awareness, schools, Internet access, library access, electronic book banning, Internet safety, intellectual freedom, censorship, filtering, censorware, Internet filters, Internet content, education
    Date Created: 2002/03/15
  6. Documentation Style Exercises

    Title: Documentation Style Exercises
    Creator: Chaudoir, Susan
    Description: 2012. Created for the Centre for Writers at the University of Alberta. Intended for audiences who want to test their skills of APA, CMS, CSE, IEEE, and MLA documentation styles.
    Subjects: Quick Reference Resource
    Date Created: June 2, 2013
  7. Self-editing Guide

    Title: Self-editing Guide
    Creator: Susan Chaudoir
    Description: This guide suggests self-editing strategies that can help improve your academic writing assignment before you turn it in for a grade. Strategies are adopted from writing center research at Washington State University and City University of New York.
    Subjects: Quick Reference Resource
    Date Created: August 5, 2012
  8. Writing Assignments and Dominant Genres - Assignment Samples

    Title: Writing Assignments and Dominant Genres - Assignment Samples
    Creator: Susan Chaudoir
    Description: Handouts for the presentation at the 63rd Annual CCCC on March 26, 2012, St. Louis, Missouri.
    Subjects: writing assignments, nursing, Conferences
    Date Created: 2012/03/22
  9. Writing Peripheral Genres Across the Nursing Curriculum - nursing assignment sample

    Title: Writing Peripheral Genres Across the Nursing Curriculum - nursing assignment sample
    Creator: Chaudoir, Susan
    Description: Handouts for the presentation at Genre 2012: Rethinking Genre Twenty Years Later, on July 29, 2012, Ottawa, Ontario.
    Subjects: Conferences, writing assignments, nursing
  10. Scoring Guides and Rubrics: Suggestions for Writing Studies Research

    Title: Scoring Guides and Rubrics: Suggestions for Writing Studies Research
    Creator: Chaudoir, Susan
    Description: 2011. A quick reference tool for instructors who want to use rubrics. Includes findings from leading researchers, implications for instructors and dedicated list of resources.
    Subjects: WAC writing resources, Quick Reference Resource