Events

Curriculum Conversations

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The ICRC offers regular Curriculum Conversations throughout the year. They serve as knowledge dissemination, mini workshops and presentations. These conversations address questions such as: What research methodologies are used in curriculum studies? What are the new ideas within curriculum studies? How can we understand curriculum studies beyond managerial approaches?

Upcoming Events

There are no events at this time.

Past Events

What is Curriculum?

Dr. Rachel Heydon and Dr. Zheng Zhang - October 28th and November 25th, 2020

Educational Rounds

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The purpose of Educational Rounds is to engage with a 'problem of practice' and invite interdisciplinary dialogue aimed at problem solving or generating research questions to pursue.

Upcoming Events

Experimentations with Methodologies in Curriculum Studies. Dates TBA.

Past Events

There are no past events at this time.

Conferences

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The ICRC hosts and/or co-host conferences annually that engage in conversations around curriculum with the wider curriculum studies community across Canada and internationally.

Upcoming Events

Constructing Meanings: Elementary Literacy Education for Living Well Together. A Book Launch and Literacy Education Symposium. Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 1:00 p.m-4:30 p.m. EDT

Past Events

ICRC: Curriculum and Pedagogy for Uncertain Futures Symposium – April 15th-16th, 2021

3rd European Conference on Curriculum Studies, 16/17 June 2017

Reading Group

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The ICRC hosts a monthly reading group. The focus for the 2020-2021 is racial justice and activisms in curriculum studies.

Upcoming Events

March 22nd, 2021. BlackLife: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom by Rinaldo Walcott and Idil Abillahi

Past Events

February 22nd, 2021. BlackLife: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom by Rinaldo Walcott and Idil Abillahi

January 25th, 2021. Seeking Race, Finding Racism by Towani Duscher

December 7th, 2020. Race, Gender, and Curriculum Theorizing: Working in Womanish Ways, Edited by Denise Taliaferro Baszile, Kirsten T. Edwards, and Nichole A. Guillory

November 9th, 2020. Race, Gender, and Curriculum Theorizing: Working in Womanish Ways, Edited by Denise Taliaferro Baszile, Kirsten T. Edwards, and Nichole A. Guillory

October 5th, 2020. Race, Gender, and Curriculum Theorizing: Working in Womanish Ways, Edited by Denise Taliaferro Baszile, Kirsten T. Edwards, and Nichole A. Guillory

Writing Commons

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Writing Commons is an intellectual space where graduate students receive writing support. Our goal is to help graduate students become a confident, creative, and improved writer.

What we do
We provide one-on-one writing consultations to help you to:

  • develop writing projects at any stage of the composing process
  • revise your papers and other writing-related assignments
  • provide feedback on your writing projects (e.g., papers, presentations, and proposals)

What you do
To efficiently help you, for each session, you are expected to be well-prepared by:

  • bringing your writing drafts or writing plans
  • providing details about your writing projects
  • clarifying your writing concerns

How we help you

  • Online one-on-one consultation appointments will be available every Monday (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.).
  • Each appointment lasts 25 minutes to 50 minutes.
  • Writing appointments are allotted based on availability and on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Writing appointments are always in high demand, please make your appointment well in advance.

How we help you
To respect and adhere to Western’s related policies, please follow the following rules:

  • You are the one to write your paper; we will not write any paper for you.
  • We do not provide any editing or proofreading service.
  • To ensure fairness and accessibility, you should book no more than 2 online appointments (i.e., 50 minutes in total) per week.
  • Please only inquire about your own writing. Please keep in mind that any violation against Western academic regulations will not be permitted and tolerated.
  • About any course-specific questions, your course instructor will be the appropriate one to contact.

There are a variety of valuable resources you can refer to during your academic writing. We encourage you to explore conventions about academic English writing in our field. The following are the links that may help you:

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the coordinator of the Writing Commons