On Education
with Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
Weekly conversations about all things education with University of Ottawa's Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook. Always current, always lively and, at times, provocative. Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @nick_ngafook

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Transitioning Back and the new Science curriculum ft. Tasha Ausman

Stephen and Nicholas chat with uOttawa’s Dr. Tasha Ausman about the status of the science education classroom and curriculum in the context of the global pandemic and climate crisis, particularly how virtual and blended learning are more central and…

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Understanding racisms and settler colonialism ft. Tim Stanley

What is settler colonialism, and what is its relationship to racisms? To answer these questions, Nicholas and Stephen talk with uOttawa’s Dr. Timothy Stanley about his scholarship on settler colonialism and racisms in relation to past and present…

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Protest, Unrest and Citizenship ft. Joel Westheimer

Stephen and Nicholas chat with uOttawa’s Dr. Joel Westheimer about the relationship between education, democracy, and citizenship in the current context of ‘freedom protests.’ Joel shares what kinds of conversations he is having with his family, and…

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Reforming Schools for Racial Justice ft. Dr. Vidya Shah

Dr. Shah shares insights from her recent systematic review on the place of school districts in moving antiracist thinking and action forward, particularly how school reform is inherently a nexus of power and contention. Dr. Shah discusses four…

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Digital Learning During the Pandemic ft. Megan Cotnam-Kappell and Michelle Schira Hagerman

Nicholas Ng-A-Fook welcome two colleagues from the University of Ottawa to talk about their research in the area of digital technologies and their use during the pandemic. Dr. Michelle Schira Hagerman and Dr. Megan Cotnam-Kappel also talk about new…

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Looking Back; Looking Ahead

Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley gather to look back at the education issues that captured their imaginations in 2021 and look ahead to some of the themes for education research and inquiry moving into the new year.

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Leading Through the Pandemic

This morning, Nicholas and Stephen are joined by Sherwyn Solomon and Geordie Walker, two principals from the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. The conversation this morning centres on how they have led their respective school communities through…

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Re-visioning the face-to-face classroom ft. Paul Tarc

Nicholas and Stephen are joined by Dr. Paul Tarc (Western University) to discuss what we can learn about our commitments to face-to-face learning through deep reflection on recent experiences of online learning.

We use Paul’ article, “Education…

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IS CRRP ENOUGH? with Mark Currie

Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley are joined by University of Ottawa graduate student, Mark Currie to discuss a new article by Mark, Nicholas and Aaron Drake, “IS CRRP ENOUGH? ADDRESSING ANTIRACISM(S) IN TEACHER EDUCATION”.

We discuss the…

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Children and Schools During COVID-19 and Beyond ft. Tracy Vaillancourt

During this episode we discuss what school leaders, teachers, and families might reconsider as we return to this school year facing a COVID-19 Pandemic 4th wave. Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt discusses the release of Children and Schools During COVID-19 and…

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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.