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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Education
September 27, 2016
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Pictured are (from left) Cam Otto, Yoon Lee, Melissa Orser, Carolyn Irwin, Melanie Jahn, and Kristen Morrison. Missing are Melissa Sky and Beth Klassen

Alumni Newsletter: Spring 2012

Dean and Eight Students Visit China

The Laurier Faculty of Education is strengthening its partnership with schools in China. Dean Willard-Holt traveled to China in February to provide workshops for teachers in five private schools owned by Laurier Honorary Doctorate holder Francis Pang. The topic of the workshops was Critical and Creative Thinking as an important element of 21st Century Learning Skills. Eight current B.Ed. students (pictured below at left) will complete extended practicum placements in May at one of Dr. Pang’s schools, the Canadian International School of Beijing (pictured below at right), which enrols many children of diplomats. Laurier Bachelor of Education alumna Laura Richards (2011) teaches grade 2 at the school. Each international practicum student will be placed in one or two classrooms for 5 weeks, teaching children in a multinational setting. The school follows a Canadian curriculum as well as the International Baccalaureate. This opportunity is invaluable in developing a global perspective and honing teaching skills in quite a different type of setting than South Central Ontario!

Aboriginal Art Exhibit at WLU: /page.php?grp_id=1867&p=21375

Congress Comes to Laurier: /page.php?grp_id=1867&p=21376

Faculty of Education Development Advisory Board: /page.php?grp_id=1867&p=21377

MOE Announces Extended B.Ed. Program: /page.php?grp_id=1867&p=21377

Thinking About Graduate Studies?: /page.php?grp_id=1867&p=21379

Haiti Project: /page.php?grp_id=1867&p=21380

TECs focus on GLOCAL issues: /page.php?grp_id=1867&p=21381

B.Ed. Program Review: /page.php?grp_id=1867&p=21382

Course Redesign: /page.php?grp_id=1867&p=21383