Our Faculty brings together diverse perspectives on education, fostering multidisciplinary expertise and an active and collaborative research community. Our research leads to enhanced knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning and progressive changes in educational policies and practices in Canada and internationally. Our main research foci are assessment and evaluation, curriculum, educational studies, leadership and policy, learning exceptionalities, literacy, math, science, and technology in education, and social justice and inclusion. Find out more about our Faculty's research expertise on our Research Profile page.
The Faculty of Education brings together diverse perspectives on education and fosters multidisciplinary expertise. Our research leads to enhanced knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning and progressive changes in educational policies and practices.
The Faculty of Education is a collaborative research community. The research activities of our faculty, research groups, and the engagement of our graduate students are critical to our success. View our current research groups and their activities.
Research Events & Publications
The Queen's University Faculty of Education releases a number of publications and hosts events, providing graduate students and faculty members opportunities to share their research with our education community.
Faculty of Education ethics submissions go through the Education Research Ethics Board (EREB) and the General Research Ethics Board (GREB). All Faculty research meets Tri-Council Research Ethics requirements. View requirements and forms for ethics.
EREB (Education Research Ethics Board) assists students in the Faculty of Education preparing ethics submissions for GREB review.
The role of EREB is to ensure that research is able to meet its intended outcome in a manner that reduces and minimizes risk to both the researcher(s) and the participants.
EREB conducts a scholarly review at the same time it conducts an ethical review. For studies that have been reviewed and approved by other external agencies, for example SSHRC, the scholarly review completed by that agency fulfils this requirement. In addition to reviewing submissions, EREB answers questions about research ethics, suggests changes to a study in order to address ethics issues, and makes presentations to B.Ed. and graduate students about research ethics.
The Education Research Ethics Board (EREB) committee for 2020/2021 is:
Saad Chahine, Chair
Amanda Cooper, Faculty
Jacob DesRochers, Graduate Student
Adira Winegust, Graduate Student
Kyle Cummings-Bentley, Administrative Support
The following documents must be uploaded to ROMEO/TRAQ under the attachments section in order to complete your application:
- LOI/Consent Form: Find them under "Letter of Information/Consent Form Resources" on the GREB homepage
- Supporting Materials. Recruitment scripts, surveys, interviews, protocols, etc. Examples available on the GREB homepage
- All researchers on the Project Team, including faculty and supervisors, are required to complete the Course on Research Ethics (CORE) and a copy of their CORE certificates must be attached to the ethics application (see link to training below)
- Examples of Letters of Information/Consent Forms, Scripts, Agreements & FAQs can be found part way down the GREB homepage
- Course on Research Ethics (CORE) (Required for all submissions - please include certificate as an attachment) - see link under the "Ethics" tab on the top bar of the GREB homepage, or use this direct link
- Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy Planning Record (Required for international research)
- Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans - direct link
- Tri-Agency Open Access Policy - direct link
- Guidance on completing and reviewing the new GREB Standard Application Form - see link in the "Application Form Resources" section on the GREB homepage
- Note: if any links are not working, please contact Kyle Cummings-Bentley
Research With Us
Our Faculty brings together diverse perspectives on education, fostering multidisciplinary expertise with an active collaborative research community. Our research leads to new knowledge and understandings of teaching and learning, and progressive changes in educational policies and practices. As a researcher in our community, you will have opportunities to engage in outreach initiatives in the community and in local, national and international partnerships.