20 March 2007

Graduate Research Conference at OISE - March 23 and 24

I've been busy over the past couple of weeks organizing the 7th annual Dean's Graduate Student Research Conference here at OISE. I'm co-chair this year, along with my colleague, Paul Adjei. With nearly one hundred participants covering an incredible spectrum of topics and areas of inquiry, and a new format that encourages interaction between presenters and audience members, this promises to be the most exciting and engaging Graduate Student Conference yet.

The conference is open to the public, so if you are in, or close to, Toronto this Friday or Saturday, please join us for a glimpse into the future of education in its widest sense by observing the present of education research. You’ll hear about the latest thinking and research on such themes as Public Health, Leadership, Diversity, Knowledge Production and Validation, Second Language Acquisition, Technology, Inclusive Praxis, Indigenous Praxis, Identity Construction, Math and Science, New Media, Participatory Democracy, and much, much more. Wouldn’t you want to learn more about the latest research and thinking across such a wide array of ideas?

The conference runs both Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 (with some of the more interesting sessions happening on the Saturday). Full details of the schedule are posted. Our keynote speaker this year is Professor Gregory Dimitriadis, from the Graduate School of Education, SUNY at Buffalo. He will be speaking beginning at 17:00 on Friday afternoon, followed by a wine and cheese reception, featuring the Michael Rosenthal Jazz Trio.

Please join us for several of the sessions, or even the entire two days. You can register for the conference online, or at the door on either day. We’re confident that you will find this year’s conference a worthwhile window on the forefront of pedagogical research, right here at OISE. We're located at 252 Bloor Street West at the St. George subway station.

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l said...

Can you give any more details on the research on Participatory Democracy? Do you know when that discussion will occur?

Mark said...

The full schedule is here. The Participatory Democracy session is 11:30 on Saturday, and comprises the following papers: "Can it Work Here? Theoretical and Redistributive Implications Participatory Budgeting in Guelph, Canada (#203): Nelson Rosales
Developing a Theoretical Framework for Democratic Pedagogy (#207): Clint Eckstein
Enabling Democracy in Schools (#211): anne wessels, Clint Eckstein, Amy Gartner
Community School Leadership: Including Marginalized Communities in the Process. (#296): Andrew Beecher"

l said...

Thanks Mark. The conference looks great.