Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education
Faculty of Education, Queen’s University
February 26 & 27, 2015
The Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education (RBJSE) is an interdisciplinary symposium that provides graduate students with a supportive and affordable opportunity to present and discuss their research or work-in-progress with colleagues, faculty, and practitioners from the field. The symposium highlights current research being undertaken by graduate students at Queen’s University and other universities across Canada and abroad. This year's theme is Embracing Perspectives: The Value of Voices, Stories, and Viewpoints in Education.
We are excited to celebrate the expansion of RBJSE from a one-day symposium to a two-day academic event. In alignment with our goals for growth and ongoing improvement of the academic experience for graduate students, we are pleased to introduce a workshop day (Day 1) dedicated to building academic skills, knowledge, and relationships. Embracing our symposium theme as a focal point for critical thought and dialogue, this workshop day offers participants the chance to engage in interactive workshops, panel discussions, and a networking event. An engaging keynote speaker will start off the events. As usual, we will host a full day of symposium events (Day 2). Participants are invited to attend various paper presentations, roundtable discussions, poster presentations, and alternative format presentations throughout the day. In addition, we are pleased to provide RBJSE participants with a second keynote speaker on the symposium day.
Embracing Perspectives: The Value of Voices, Stories, and Viewpoints in Education
The theme for this year’s symposium focuses on the need to embrace multiple perspectives in education. Current research in educational inclusion and equity focuses on the importance of educating to various characteristic differences in students (e.g., exceptionalities, ethno-cultural background, or socio-economic class) allowing educators from various backgrounds and disciplines to bring in viewpoints, stories, and voices not typically found in the classroom. While many of these viewpoints and voices may be contradictory in nature, there is a need in education to determine a way of embracing a multitude of perspectives. This year’s conference aims to begin conversations about how graduate students — as researchers, educators, and learners — can embrace multiple voices, viewpoints, and stories in education to make safer, more inclusive, learning environments. Regardless of the field, graduate students are simultaneously both teachers and learners on a path to self-discovery.
Did you miss Symposium Skills 101 on January 15, 2015? If so, don't worry - we have compiled all of the presentations here for your benefit!
Presenting with Impact, by Chi Yan Lam
Make the Most out of Your Poster, by Meghan Dale
Roundtable Presentations, by Paul Vernon
The Art and Science of Successful Presentations, by Potent Presentations
The Secret Structure of Great Talks, by Nancy Duarte (TED Talks)
Slide Design Guidelines, by Potent Presentations
How to Design a Research Poster, by Potent Presentations
Presenting Data Effectively, by Stephanie Evergreen
Please check back soon for more information!