Role-playing as a teaching model was brought to contemporary prominence in large part through Fannie Shaftel and George Shaftel (1970). Their advocacy of role-play was based on research in the problem-story model, simulations, and game theory. Fannie Shaftel described role-play for development of interpersonal skills through dramatizations of “life-situations” (1970, p. 556). These scenes would … Read more
This paper reﬂects on the role and functions of a senior administrator at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
In their research, Fallon and Watts (2001) consider how best to make use of portfolios as learning assessment instruments and how they may be of value to education.
In their research paper, Mitchell, Reilly, Solnosky, Bramwell, & Lilly (2004) present evidence that supports the hypothesis that self-selected teams for group assignments effectively decrease the success of the group work. The research considers the effect of self-selected groups as compared to teacher-selected groups, and it compares the effects of such groupings within low achieving … Read more
This paper examines the role that Canadian community colleges can play to meet the social justice needs of their constituencies. It considers the meaning of social justice to the stakeholders of the community college. It describes how a community college can model the ideals of social justice to its students and to the community at large.
This paper reflects on the responses of two members of a Canadian community college to questions about themselves and about the college. The participants discussed their current roles and activities within the college. They described their views regarding the role of the college within its community. They considered and described their thoughts on how the college could address issues that the college may be facing.