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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Children and Schools During COVID-19 and Beyond ft. Dr. Jessica Whitley

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. Jessica Whitley discusses the release of Children and Schools During COVID-19 and…

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The Unleading Project ft. Dr. Vidya Shah

Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley are joined by Dr. Vidya Shah of the Unleading Project at York University. Among other things, they discuss the challenges to current models of leadership that the project addresses and what that could mean for…

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Addressing Truth and Reconciliation ft. Madelaine McCracken

Madelaine McCracken is a Métis educator in the province of Alberta, and is currently enrolled in PhD program out of the University of Ottawa. In her very first visit to On Education Matters, we discuss Madelaine’s Masters Project (MRP), “Addressing…

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Addressing Intergenerational Harms of Settler Colonial Violence in Teacher Education  ft. Keri-Lynn Cheechoo

WARNING: This episode contains reference to the Indian Residential School System and may trigger strong emotional reactions in some listeners. For support, please be in touch with The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line (1-866-925-4419)

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A Vision for Teacher Education and Indigenous Knowledge ft Teacher Education and Kiera Brant-Birioukov

WARNING: This episode contains reference to the Indian Residential School System and may trigger strong emotional reactions in some listeners. For support, please be in touch with The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line (1-866-925-4419)..

In this…

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On Developing Critical Digital Literacy ft. Michelle Hagerman

Dr. Michelle Hagerman is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa, where she is engaged in deep, critical thinking in the area of education technology.

Michelle joins Nicholas and Stephen to talk about some of…

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How Teachers Remember Their Own Childhoods

In this episode, Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley are joined by Drs. Lisa Farley, Julie Garlen and Sandra Chang-Kredl who, along with Dr. Debbie Sonu have co-authored an article in The Conversation (Canada) that looks at the childhood memories of…

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Dark Chocolate, Sustainability and Forest Gardens ft. Michael Sacco

Michael Sacco is the founder of Chocosol, a business and social enterprise transforming cacao, the food of the gods, into small-batch, bean-to-bar, artisanal dark chocolate.

In this conversation, Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley talk about the…

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Addressing Curriculum Matters with Different Communities in the United States  ft. Drs. Walter Gershon and Robert Helfenbein

Today Nicholas and Stephen are joined by Drs. Robert Helfenbein and Walter Gershon. Among other things, we talk about how their Curriculum Matters initiative is helping them better understand the needs of communities in the US and how curriculum can…

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On Historical Thinking During a Pandemic ft. Lindsday Gibson and Catherine Duquette

In this conversation, Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley speak with Drs. Catherine Duquette and Lindsay Gibson on issues of historical thinking during a pandemic, the dynamics of curriculum reform and the origins of Crokinole.

Dr. Catherine…

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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.