Meaningful Learning
with Dr. Samantha Cutrara
History Education Strategist Dr. Samantha Cutrara's "Pandemic Pedagogy" series talking with with historians, history teachers, and others in the heritage field about teaching history during and after COVID-19. Also find academic conference presentations from 2016-2020. For more information visit www.SamanthaCutrara.com

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How do we teach history in this moment and others? In this conversation, I speak with AgentNDN and Elysse Deveaux about decolonization, memes, and semiotics. What are the tools can use to interrupt colonialism and colonial structures?  
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How do we teach history in this moment and others? In this conversation, I speak with Georgina Riel/Waabishki Mukwa Kwe, an Ojibway educational consultant and artist, about how can get  caught in language and to reaffirm colonial ideas of history, the…

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In this Source Saturday conversation I speak with Amber Lloydlangston (Curator of Regional History), Olivia Musico (community collector), and Ghaida Hamdun (co-founder of Black Lives Matter London) about Museum London’s Black Lives Matter exhibit. The…

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In this video, Dr. Glassford talks about a letter sent home from London in 1943 to demonstrate how prominent emotional labour and creating networks of home was for many women in the Red Cross. We talk about gender, and gendered expectations of care…

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In this video, Jennifer talks about how she used oral histories to refute the dominant historiographical notion that Jews did not participate in homefront war activities. In fact, Jewish women’s participation in home front activities carried a much…

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Dr. Amy Shaw discusses her co-edited collection on women and girls in Canada and Newfoundland during WW2. *Dr. Shaw underscores that by listening to the women themselves – the archival sources and oral histories that are available – we can complicate…

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In this video I speak with Dr. Matt Luckett about the digitization project of his grandparents’ letters during World War Two. Dr. Luckett’s grandfather, Elmer Kurtz Luckett, was a steam engineer in the United States Navy who lived though the bombing…

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The Canadian Letters and Images Project is a digitized collection of letters from military conflicts that involved Canadians. In this video, I speak to Dr. Stephen Davies the director of the Project about two letters from this collection.
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What is happening behind the scenes in the news media during the contentious US election? How can historians help us understand this moment? In this video, I speak to journalism historian Professor Emeritus Michael Palmer from Sorbonne Nouvelle…

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Interested in incorporating some spooky history into your Canadian history teaching? Dr. Kyle Falcon introduces us to audio recording of séances from the 1930s. In our conversation, we talk about the intersection between technology and gender, and the…

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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.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.