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Saskatchewan French Immersion School: A Case Study in Best Practice for Aboriginal Students

Michael Cottrell
Ted View
Suzanne Bronkhurst
Kelly Cardinal

Responding to the needs of Indigenous learners to ensure more equitable outcomes in the education system is a pressing issue within the province. This project is a case study exploring the success of Indigenous students at a French emersion school in the province where the majority of Indigenous students are performing at or above grade…

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Parent and Caregiver Voices: Exploring the Experiences of Parents and Caregivers Regarding the Education of Their Child

Krista McMillian

Inclusion has been a controversial topic in education for many years. Historically, students with exceptionalities have been segregated into separate schools or programs. In recent decades there has been a movement to inclusive settings. However, many school divisions continue to have congregated programs or schools which often take the child away from their neighborhood schools….

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Language Loss: A Deformity in Education

Belinda Daniels

This is an investigation of how the learning and teaching practices of Indigenous ways of knowing and being, through informal learning on the land during summer camps, can inform mainstream education. The language camp is a playground of learning, speaking , knowing and doing which honours the spirit, body, mind and emotion of those who…

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Revitalizing Nêhiyawewin: Our Language, Stories and Perspectives

Gail Mackay
Linda Wason-Ellam
Darlene Arcand
Pamela Fosseneuve
Coreen Sakebow
Dwayne Swiftwolfe

This research project aims to explore the development of storytelling curricula grounded in Nêhiyaw language and knowledge at a school in Saskatoon. Working with visiting Elders who are story keepers, Cree immersion speakers in grades 1-3 will listen to Elder stories and participate in a number of oral language storying activities in Cree. Indigenous storytelling…

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The Muskrat/Wuchusk Project: The Practices

Renee Carriere
Bonnie Werner

This project builds on a recently completed project and continues to examine how to connect curriculum content and Ministry outcomes with Indigenous science and ways of knowing in secondary science courses.  The study integrates local community knowledge, scientific data collection and Indigenous and Western ways of knowing in ways that engage students in meaningful, outdoor…

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Catholic Schools Teachers Enacting Papal Encyclical Laudato si’ (Praise Be To You-On Care For Our Common Home)

Mel Sysing
Dustin Kasun
Dr. Richard Manning
Dr. Brad Harasymchuk

This project draws on both Indigenous knowledge and Catholic doctrine to disrupt settler/colonialist education. The project draws on anti-racist and anti-oppressive education to strengthen understandings of critical pedagogy and provide opportunities for social justice-based action research.

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Using Video Analysis as Formative Assessment in the Physical Education Classroom

Russell Munkler
Cole Wilson

This study seeks to understand how the use of tablets to record and analyze videos of student performance can overcome some of these difficulties. IPads will be used to record student performance.  These videos can immediately be used to analyze the performance and give students visual cues as well as auditory cues to improve their…

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Exploring a Collaborative Unit Review Strategy as an Ecological Approach to Consultation

Tammy Ferguson

The overall purpose of the research is to explore a collaborative ecological approach to the intervention implementation stage of consultation between a psychologist working in schools and a classroom teacher. By exploring a collaborative unit plan review as a strategy for implementing an ecological approach model of consultation within schools, collaboration can be encouraged.

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A Closer Look at Visual Literacy, Year Two: High School Teacher Experiences On How Visual Literacy Impacts Learning

Lois Keller
Jacqueline Helman
Karon Guttormson

This project builds on the inquiry of a completed action research project by refining the original investigation: How does increasing visual literacy instruction within secondary classrooms increase engagement in learning? This project addresses the gap in digital and visual literacy skills expected for students in grades 9-12 in content areas and beyond school contexts but…

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Their Voices: What High School Students are Saying About School-Related Anxiety

Jenn de Lugt
Jenn Wiens

The purpose of this study is to further our understanding of anxiety as experienced by Grade 10 students in one high school in a mid-sized city in southern Saskatchewan. Through this initial study a better understanding is sought of the types of anxieties experienced by high school students, how it affects them, how they cope…

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