University of Ottawa Teacher Candidates on Algonquin Exchange

Since 2010, teacher candidates from the Developing a Global Perspective for Educators (DGPE) cohort in the Teacher Education program have had the unique opportunity to work with students from an Algonquin First Nations community.

The Kitigan Zibi Kikinamadinan school in Maniwaki, Quebec, was founded to meet the community’s need to educate its youth in a way that honoured Kitigan Zibi’s rich Algonquin culture and heritage. Continue reading

[Updated] Call for Proposals to Host 2018 IAACS Triennial Conference

Last year, we posted a call for proposals to host the 2018 IAACS Triennial Conference in Asia and Australia. The deadline for proposals has been extended to December 30, 2015. In fact, by the conclusion of our Ottawa meeting, Morocco had informed the Executive that they would be willing to host the 2018 IAACS Triennial Conference in case this forthcoming and re-issued call results in no proposals from Asia and Australia.

Proposal Considerations: It is important to note that IAACS can offer no financial support for the Conference. Therefore, the host is responsible for calling for and managing registration fees as well as procuring other supporting funds.

For More Information: Please contact the Executive at .

Letter to Members (May 2015)

During the past week, many of us met at the University of Ottawa for our 5th Triennial Meeting. As has been happening in all these Triennial gatherings, the discussions opened up multiple possibilities to rethink our own work in relation to others. These conversations allow us to imagine our field differently.

First, I would like to thank all who worked so diligently and creatively to put the conference together. We all know numerous people contributed to the planning and facilitating of this international Conference. Not being able to nominate all here, I thank all in the name of the 2015 Conference Chairs, Nicholas Ng‐A-­Fook and Awad Ibrahim from University of Ottawa. Please follow this link to continue reading ( or click here to download PDF version.

[Updated] 5th IAACS Triennial Conference – Final Program has changed!

Due to cancellations, we have updated the 5th Triennial IAACS Conference Program (May 26). Click here to download the English program. The conference is hosted at the University of Ottawa on May 26-29, 2015. The theme is: What are the tasks of the curriculum scholars for the 21st century? Don’t miss the scholarly conversations!

[Mise à jour] 5e conférence triennale de l’IAACS – Programme final a changé!

En raison d’annulations, nous avons mis à jour le programme de la conférence (26 mai) est maintenant disponible en français. Cliquez ici pour télécharger le programme français. La conférence est organisée à l’Université d’Ottawa en mai 26-29 2015. Ne manquez pas les conversations savantes!

[Call for Chapters] Hacking Education in a Digital Age: Teacher Education, Curriculum, and Literacies

Excerpt from Call:

“The institutional winds that once supported traditional organizational frameworks for public education have shifted to meet the demands of a transnational globalized digital knowledge economy. In response, teacher education programs and school boards have rewired their infrastructure and are now poised to implement different curricular programs and pedagogical strategies in the name of economic and social innovation for the twenty-first century. Now the digital curriculum must be hardwired for Smartphones, iPads, iPods, and so on—where teachers and students’ bodies are plugged in more readily to the globalized multinational social imaginary and its virtual reality … In this collection we are playing with the etymology of “hacking,” or more precisely to “hack,” Continue reading