Research in International & Contemporary Education – Talk

January 28, 2015

The RICE (Research in International and Contemporary Education) Group is sponsoring a talk:

The Western University -University of Holguín Partnership Agreement

  Vilma Páez Pérez,
Professor, University of Holguín (Cuba)

Thursday, February 5th
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Faculty of Education, Room 1010

Bring  your lunch and learn all about the history, background and future plans for the long-standing partnership agreement between our two universities.


International Service Learning: Engaging Host Communities – March 27th Symposium

January 21, 2015

International Service Learning: Engaging Host Communities

A Symposium

Faculty of Education
Western University
Friday, March 27th, 2015

Thousands of Canadian post-secondary students participate in study abroad and international service learning programs each year in Global South communities. We know a lot about how these international experiences shape Canadian students as culturally aware, open-minded global citizens. What about the communities that host these students? What do they gain, if anything at all, from having these students live in their communities for extended periods of time? What are the implications, both positive and negative, for these host communities? And most importantly of all, how can we engage in mutually beneficial and ethical ways with members of Global South communities who host North American ISL students?

Please see http://www.engagingcommunities.ca for details about the symposium, including a draft program and how to register.

Featuring: speakers from Lesotho, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua who will share their experiences and insights about hosting North American university students in their communities. ISL practitioners and researchers will share their case study research and ideas on how to engage ethically with host communities in the ‘Global South’.

Early bird registration (by January 31st) only $60.
After that date, $75 and students/unemployed only $30.
Refreshments and lunch included.

Sponsored with generous support from Western’s Faculty of Education and Western International.


Visiting Scholar – Next Talk – Friday Oct 17

October 10, 2014

Please join us for Dr. Mohanty’s next talk:

MLE Policy for Tribal (Indigenous) Children in Odisha (India): Crossing the Rubicon

Dr. Ajit Mohanty
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Friday, October 17th at 1:00 pm
Community Room (1139)
Room changed to Faculty of Education – 1010

 All are welcome!

Please RSVP (tbeynen@uwo.ca) so we can ensure an appropriate amount of refreshments.


Multilingual Education in South Asia

September 29, 2014

Multilingual Education in South Asia and the Burden of the Double Divide: Some Reflections

Dr. Ajit Mohanty
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
2:00 pm
Room 1139 (Community Room)
Faculty of Education Building

All are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP to tbeynen@uwo.ca

Dr. Mohanty’s visit is generously supported by Western International


Shastri Institute

August 14, 2014

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is a binational organization that promotes understanding between India and Canada through academic activities and exchanges.

Shastri Research Grant (SRG)

The objective of SRG is to support collaborative research projects entailing academic mobility as well as capacity building between Indian and Canadian institutions.The research theme will build on issues concerning Social Sciences and Humanities subjects (i.e., anthropology, communications studies, economics, education, human geography, law, linguistics, languages and literature, philosophy, history and religion, political science, public administration, psychology, sociology and cultural studies), STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) including food security and sustainable development; water resource management; gender and health, bi-lateral trade and investment; energy and environment; securing future of children and youth and higher education mobility.

Value: Up to CAD$ 10,000/per project. (Contributions from the applicants’ institutions are encouraged).

More information…

Shastri Partnership Seed Grant

The Shastri Institute will provide grants to Canadian and Indian institutions for activities which contribute to (1) institutional agreements and (2) other long-term partnerships. Funds may be used to support a bi-national seminar, conference, workshop, meeting, scholarly discussions and planning meetings which are expected to lead to significant research collaborations with institutions from the other country.

Value: Up to CAD$5,000/per project (Contributions from the applicants’ institutions are encouraged). 

More Information…

Shastri Scholar Travel Subsidy Grant (SSTSG) More Information

SSTSG assist faculty members and graduate students with travel subsidies to participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and academic meetings within and between India and Canada with a view to establishing institutional and scholarly linkages.

Value: The Shastri Institute will provide 50% of the scholar’s total travel costs up to CAD$ 1,250. Associated costs related to visas, meals, per diem and accommodation are not eligible under this grant.

More Information…

Deadline (for all above):

Faculty of Education Research Office: 1 week prior to agency deadline (2-3 weeks if you wish feedback on your application – submit to Karen Kueneman)
Research Development & Services: no less than 5 days prior to agency deadline.
Shastri: August 31,  2014.

Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA application.


Visiting Speaker – Dr. Max Stephens

April 4, 2014

Please mark your calendars for a Visiting Speaker Presentation:

 Using 21st Century Competencies to Analyze Math Curriculum Reform in China

 Dr. Max Stephens
University of Melbourne, Australia

2:00 pm
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Faculty of Education, Room 1010

Abstract: This presentation will discuss: what are 21stcentury competencies, and how and why are they informing educational practices, thinking and curriculum development globally? 21stCentury competencies have been widely promoted by international agencies such as OECD, the European Union and UNESCO, and by other agencies within the USA, in order to ensure that school education is responsive to social, cultural and economic conditions in member countries. The impact of these various policy frameworks on curriculum design in the USA and Australia is to be expected. Less obvious is how and why they should have a major bearing on China’s revised (2011) Standards for Basic Education in Mathematics.

Poster-Dr. Max Stephens


Researching International and Contemporary Education (RICE) Talk

March 14, 2014

 Dr. Kumari Beck
Simon Fraser University
will present:

 Everyday Experiences of Internalization: Continuing Conversations on Research and Practice

 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Faculty of Education Building
Room 1010

All welcome!

Poster -Dr Kumari Beck
Abstract of Talk and Biography


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