Decolonizing Professional Learning
Connecting Research, Policy and Pedagogy
In the summer of 2022, about 30 academics, school leaders and practitioners will be meeting in St. John's, NL for conversations and work about how we might set out to decolonize professional learning in education. This is the space where our pre-gathering conversations can be found. In addition, as the work continues, be sure to check back in as we continue to keep our finger on the pulse of this important work!

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Decolonizing Professional Learning – Melissa Villella

Dr. Mélissa Villella is Assistant professor of School Administration at Université du Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. She is also Adjunct Professor at University of Ottawa.

In this episode, Dr. Villella drops by to talk about the research that she…

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Decolonizing Professional Learning – Sharon Friesen

Dr. Sharon Friesen is a a professor at the Werklund School of Education in Calgary, Alberta. Sharon was one of the participants at the Decolonizing Professional Learning gathering at Memorial University in August 2022.

She joins me today to talk…

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Special Public Engagement Event-Panel Conversation PT 2

A public engagement panel was held as part of the Decolonizing Professional Learning gathering held in St. John’s, NL, in August 2022.

In part two of the event, scholars and practitioners reflected on the practical opportunities and challenges…

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Special Public Engagement Event-Panel Conversation PT I

A public engagement panel was held as part of the Decolonizing Professional Learning gathering held in St. John’s, NL, in August 2022.

In part one of the event, scholars and practitioners worked to unpack what we are talking about when we use the…

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The Road to St. John’s – Ruth Kane

Dr. Ruth Kane is a Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa. Prior to moving to Canada in 2006, Ruth served as Director of Teacher Education at Otago University (New Zealand) and Professor of Secondary Education at Massey University…

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The Road to St. John’s – Joelle Rodway

Dr. Joelle Rodway is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education, Memorial University. She is also the principal applicant for the SSHRC Connection Grant that is bringing scholars and practitioners together in Newfoundland and Labrador this…

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The Road to St. John’s – Madelaine McCracken and Lisa Howell

Madelaine McCracken and Lisa Howell have worked together on several equity issues, including the production of resources with Cindy Blackstock and the Caring Society.

In this conversation, we find out about that work, the troubling of the term…

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The Road to St. John’s – Kristin Kopra, Sherwyn Solomon &  Geordie Walker

Kristin Kopra, Sherwyn Solomo & Geordie Walker are administrators with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. We talk about the equity work that each of them is doing in their school district, including the formation of “Hard Conversations”, an…

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The Road to St. John’s – Dwayne Donald

Dr. Dwayne Donald is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta as well as Canada Research Chair in Reimagining Teacher Education With Indigenous Wisdom Traditions.

Find out more about the work of Dwayne Donald:…

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The Road to St. John’s – Karen Ragoonaden

Dr. Karen Ragoonaden is the newly appointed Associate Dean, Teacher Education at the University of British Columbia.

As an active researcher, Dr. Ragoonaden’s scholarly interests lie in the area of mindfulness and well-being, culturally responsive…

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Stephen Hurley

Chief Catalyst voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.