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Student Experiences: Global Learning in Hong Kong

June 7, 2017
By: Maggie Chan

My name is Maggie Chan and I am a consecutive B.Ed. candidate in the Intermediate-Senior division with a specialization in International Education. In being a part of the Queen’s Faculty of Education, I have been given the opportunity to meet amazing people as well as participate in incredible experiences. One experience in particular took place in the form of my alternative practicum this past March, where I was able to complete a placement with Intercultural Education (ICE) Hong Kong, a social enterprise based in the unique region of Hong Kong that focuses on shaping globally-minded individuals and their proficiency in intercultural communication.

Global Learning in Hong Kong

Student Experiences: Alt Prac at Banff National Park

May 25, 2017
By: Brooke Jones

Hello/Bonjour! My name is Brooke and I am a Summer 2 outdoor & experiential education student of the consecutive Bachelors of Education (B.Ed) program at Queen’s. This past February, I travelled to Banff National Park to complete my alternative practicum with the Parks Canada Agency. The experience was incredibly eye-opening as it helped me recognize the versatility of a B.Ed degree and the presence of educational experiences outside of the traditional classroom context.

Alt Prac at Banff National Park

Student Experiences: A Mature Student's Reflection on Choosing Queen's B.Ed.

May 23, 2017
By: Chris Suppa

As a Mature Student, considering a return back to academia was quite challenging. I took an incredible amount of time to research and reflect before I made my decision. There were several things I had heard about Queen's that assisted me in this process. The first was the availability of international opportunities both through TORF (Teachers Oversea's Recruitment Fair), and the Alternative Practicum experience. Additionally, I had also heard about a great community at the Faculty of Education.

A Mature Student's Reflection on Choosing Queen's B.Ed.

Screening and Keynote: Life Animated

Queen's Faculty of Education is pleased to partner with the Limestone District School Board and the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board in presenting a keynote from award winning journalist Ron Suskind along with a screening of the documentary about his son Life Animated: A Tale of Autism & Hidden Potential.

The keynote and film screening will take place twice on May 18 - at 12:45 pm and 6:30 pm. Faculty, staff and students can pick up tickets to the screening in room A101.


Student Experiences: Innovative Solution to New Age Problem

As an aspiring educator enrolled in the Queen’s B.Ed. program I have been inside a wide variety of high school classrooms, teaching and observing almost every stream of mathematics education from grade 9 applied to grade 12 academic. Though the students in each classroom come from extraordinarily different backgrounds with unique learning goals and needs, I found that one issue they face remains consistent across the board. The prevalence of cell phone use in schools all over Ontario could be seen as a growing concern that needs addressing and as a member of the Tech Ed concentration at Queen's this issue has been at the forefront of my studies.