On Education
with Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
Weekly conversations about all things education with University of Ottawa's Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook. Always current, always lively and, at times, provocative. Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @nick_ngafook
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Nicholas and Stephen are joined by Dr. Paul Tarc (Western University) to discuss what we can learn about our commitments to face-to-face learning through deep reflection on recent experiences of online learning.

We use Paul’ article, “Education…

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Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley are joined by University of Ottawa graduate student, Mark Currie to discuss a new article by Mark, Nicholas and Aaron Drake, “IS CRRP ENOUGH? ADDRESSING ANTIRACISM(S) IN TEACHER EDUCATION”.

We discuss the…

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During this episode we discuss what school leaders, teachers, and families might reconsider as we return to this school year facing a COVID-19 Pandemic 4th wave. Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt discusses the release of Children and Schools During COVID-19 and…

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During this episode we discuss what school leaders, teachers, and families might reconsider as we return to this school year facing a COVID-19 Pandemic 4th wave. Dr. Jessica Whitley discusses the release of Children and Schools During COVID-19 and…

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Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley are joined by Dr. Vidya Shah of the Unleading Project at York University. Among other things, they discuss the challenges to current models of leadership that the project addresses and what that could mean for…

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Madelaine McCracken is a Métis educator in the province of Alberta, and is currently enrolled in PhD program out of the University of Ottawa. In her very first visit to On Education Matters, we discuss Madelaine’s Masters Project (MRP), “Addressing…

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WARNING: This episode contains reference to the Indian Residential School System and may trigger strong emotional reactions in some listeners. For support, please be in touch with The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line (1-866-925-4419)

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WARNING: This episode contains reference to the Indian Residential School System and may trigger strong emotional reactions in some listeners. For support, please be in touch with The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line (1-866-925-4419)

In this…

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Dr. Michelle Hagerman is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa, where she is engaged in deep, critical thinking in the area of education technology.

Michelle joins Nicholas and Stephen to talk about some of…

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In this episode, Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley are joined by Drs. Lisa Farley, Julie Garlen and Sandra Chang-Kredl who, along with Dr. Debbie Sonu have co-authored an article in The Conversation (Canada) that looks at the childhood memories of…

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Michael Sacco is the founder of Chocosol, a business and social enterprise transforming cacao, the food of the gods, into small-batch, bean-to-bar, artisanal dark chocolate.

In this conversation, Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley talk about the…

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Today Nicholas and Stephen are joined by Drs. Robert Helfenbein and Walter Gershon. Among other things, we talk about how their Curriculum Matters initiative is helping them better understand the needs of communities in the US and how curriculum can…

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In this conversation, Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley speak with Drs. Catherine Duquette and Lindsay Gibson on issues of historical thinking during a pandemic, the dynamics of curriculum reform and the origins of Crokinole.

Dr. Catherine…

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Dr. Carla Peck is a Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta. Dr. Jennifer Tupper is Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Human Resources at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina.

They joined Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and…

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In this episode, Nicholas Ng-A-Fook gathers more contributors from “Oral History, Education and Justice”, This is a collection co-edited by Nicholas and Kristina Llewellyn and it offers different perspectives on oral history as a form of education for…

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Nicholas Ng-A-Fook is joined by Drs. Kristina Llewellyn (University of Waterloo), Tim Stanley (University of Ottawa) and Aparna Mishra Tarc (York University) for the first of a series of conversation about an edited collection of chapters on the…

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Dwayne Donald is a descendent of the amiskwaciwiyiniwak (Beaver Hills people) and the Papaschase Cree and serves as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. His work focuses on ways in which Indigenous philosophies…

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Today, Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook is joined by colleagues from (and contributors to) the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. The current issue, “Walking—Attuning to an Earthly Curriculum contains a number of articles that will…

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This week, Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Stephen Hurley discuss the concept of “capital” and, in particular, the forms capital that students and their families bring to the school experience. How can these forms of capital be leveraged, acquired and how can…

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March is Mois de la francophonie at the University of Ottawa and this morning Nicholas Ng-A-Fook joins us to talk about recognizing, celebrating and nurturing Francophone culture right across Canada.

Find out about celebrations at the University of…

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NIcholas Ng-A-Fook is the vice-Dean of Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa. We gather this morning around the indigenization of education, what it means, who it benefits, as well as different points of entry into the…

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Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook joins us from the University of Ottawa to tell us about a 2007 Social Action Curriculum Project in which he and Dr. Linda Radford were involved. We use the project to pick on some of the ideas that Rick Kelly and I explored…

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Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook is Vice Dean at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa. In today’s conversation, we talk about Nicholas’ work with RSEKN, and that initiatives connection with KNAER, the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research….

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Nicholas Ng-A-Fook is here to explore an oral storytelling project in which he was involved during his time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We talk about the power of the stories, about inviting others to tell their stories and the impact that both have…

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Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook joins me on Hurley in the Morning to talk about Project of Heart—— an inquiry based, hands-on, collaborative, inter-generational, artistic journey of seeking truth about the history of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. Our…

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Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook joins us from Ottawa to discuss the discovery of the origins of his name, the importance of narrative inquiry and the concept of currere.

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Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, Vice Dean at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, joins me to talk about his grounding dissertation research based on his time with the The United Houma Nation in Louisiana. We talk about the roots of that research,…

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Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. He joins us this morning to talk about his research interests, trends in teacher education his voicEd Radio podcast, Fookn Conversations

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