Ed Students in Conversation
Education Students. Leading Scholars. In Conversation
Looking to learn more about the latest trends, questions, and issues in the field of education? Join pre-service teachers from the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education as the interview leading figures in the world of education, politics, and literature. Each episode contains powerful insights to help us think about education in qualitatively different ways, translate theory into practice, and foster transformative change in how we do education. Producers Dr. Astrid Kendrick and Dr. David Scott would like to thank the generous support of the University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grant program for making this project possible. We are also greatly indebted to founder of VoicEd Radio, Stephen Hurley, for supporting this podcast series.

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A Circle Conversation with Gillian Charmbury and Kiana Giroux

This podcast is led by Gillian Charmbury and Kiana Giroux who are both pre-service teachers at the University of Calgary. Their conversation focusses on the following question: Given our limited experience with Indigenous ways of knowing, how can we…

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Digital Media and Citizenship Education- Perils and Possibilities with Dr. Alan Sears

n this episode Dr. Alan Sears, Professor Emeritus in Education at the University of New Brunswick, joins pre-service teachers Evan Beck, Daniel Lam, and Angela Tran from the University of Calgary. Dr Sears discusses his article Dark Clouds and Silver…

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Addressing Socialized Resistances to Teaching Francophone Perspectives in the Social Studies Classroom with Raphaël Gani

In this episode, Jeremy Lavoie and Dane Schwandt from the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education parler with University of Ottawa Doctoral candidate Raphaël Gani. Their conversation revolves around the article, co-authored with Dr. David…

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In the Business of Creating Good People with Shashi Shergill and Dr. Jodi Latremouille

In this episode, pre-service teachers Rayna Ostapiw and Darby Walters from the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education unpack the article Good Neighbours, Good Friends: Promising Practices for Partners in Place with authors Shashi…

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Reframing Social Studies Education- Imagining a New ‘We’ with Dr. Samantha Cutrara

In this episode, Werklund School of Education pre-service teachers Emma Cooke and Gillian Charmbury discuss the ever evolving landscape of the social studies classroom with Dr. Samantha Cutrara, the author of Transforming the Canadian History…

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Forts, treaty relationships, and the renewal of Indigenous–Canadian Relations in the Social Studies Classroom with Dr. Dwayne Donald

In this episode, Sarah Hougen, Karen Patterson, and Melissa Letourneau, from the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education, are joined by Dr. Dwayne Donald, a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. The…

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Exploring the relationship between students’ ethnic identities and the historical narratives they construct with Dr. Carla Peck

In this episode pre-service teachers Courtney Hyndman and Curtis Riep from the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education engage in conversation with Dr. Carla Peck, a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. The…

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How can we approach teaching the climate crisis and other challenging topics with Dr. Cathryn van Kessel

In this episode Ana Mejicano Greenberg and Anna Ronak, two pre-service teachers in the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education, are joined by Dr. Cathryn van Kessel, an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta in Secondary Social…

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Bridging the Gap Between Social Studies Program Mission Statements and Classroom Practice with Dr. David Scott

In this episode we are joined by Dr. David Scott, an Associate Professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Pre-service teachers Kristian Belliveau and Sandy Pann from the Werklund School of Education discuss Dr. Scott’s…

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The Role of Ethical Judgements in the Social Studies Classroom with Dr. Lindsay Gibson

In this episode, pre-service teachers Nicholas Eng and Jennifer Butler from the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education, are joined by Dr. Lindsay Gibson, an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. The discussion…

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