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Remembering Tammy Chen

Remembering Tammy Chen 

August 14, 2017

We are deeply saddened to learn the news of Tammy Chen’s death on Sunday evening in Burkina Faso’s attack. Tammy was our M.Ed. student at the Faculty of Education from 2007 to 2010. We have fond memories of Tammy and her time with us.

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Faculty of Education Offices Closed all afternoon on Friday, August 11

Faculty of Education Offices Closed on the Afternoon of Friday, August 11

The Faculty of Education’s offices will be closed starting at noon on Friday, August 11 in order for faculty and staff to attend the service for Dr. John Freeman. In the event of an emergency, please contact the Provost Office 613-533-2020 or by emailing provost@queensu.ca. Queen’s School of English classes will be running as scheduled.  

 

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University remembers John Freeman

The Queen’s community is remembering John Freeman, a professor in the Faculty of Education, who died Tuesday, Aug. 1. He was 61.

Dr. Freeman was a vital part of the Faculty of Education for more than 20 years and was a dedicated teacher and mentor to many graduate students, a role he loved. Dr. Freeman was much beloved by the students he worked with, both for his dedication and his guidance, and he was often nominated for teaching and mentorship awards.

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PhD Student Wei Yan on Grad Chat

Listen to PhD Student Wei Yan discuss his research

August 2, 2017 

On the latest episode of Grad Chat, listen to PhD student Wei Yan discuss his research that investigates the key determinants of Chinese students' academic success as indicated by their first semester GPA and credit hours earned in Korean universities with a focus on the relationship between language proficiency and students' academic success. 

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Math-E-Motion: an embodied activity for improving spatial skills

Researchers from around the world have made efforts to improve students’ performance in STEM disciplines. However, emerging countries like Brazil still occupy very low ranking positions in global exams such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). One of the explanations might be students’ substantial deficiency in spatial skills. In fact, the National Curricular Parameters, an official educational guideline issued by the Brazilian government, does not even mention spatial skills. In my master's thesis, I have designed an embodied cognition activity called Math-e-motion that aims to improve students’ spatial thinking. This activity is carried out on a tiled floor made with cheap material and involves reasoning about cartesian coordinates. Preliminary results have shown that Math-e-motion can improve perspective changing, which is an essential skill to several fields of STEM disciplines.

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