MESSAGE FROM DEAN KATHERINE QUINSEY
The Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, promotes the professional and scholarly growth of students at all levels as reflective and caring educators. We prepare and nurture our students to become scholars and leaders in school systems and other diverse educational contexts. We advance knowledge through high-quality teaching and research at both pre-service and graduate levels. All our activities are shaped by a commitment to equity and social justice, in an environment that promotes creativity, innovation, well-being, and critical knowledge within a local, national, and global context. On this foundation we are committed to inspiring and preparing teachers with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary to reach all learners, to the betterment of society.
Unique in Ontario, we provide experiential learning opportunities that connect theory to pedagogy, and our students to communities both local and global: LEAD (Leaders for Educational Academic Development), where students work with in-risk youth in local schools; the Reciprocal Learning Program, an innovative learning partnership between UWindsor and Southwest University, China; Teachers for Tanzania, a unique international service learning partnership where faculty, alumni and teacher candidates can travel to Tanzania to teach in the local schools and engage in service learning, research and relief work; Beginning Times, an immersive engagement in Indigenous teaching practices and knowledge; MILE (Tikkun Olam), a network of youth activism and education linking youth around the world.
Support for innovative curricular planning/development for new programs including Organizational Learning & Teaching, International Baccalaureate certification: Adult Education; service learning co-ordination involving community outreach and field placement development; incubating innovative research and community-based initiatives that focus on the needs of local and global communities; High program priority at the moment is the development of a unique embedded Indigenous Teacher Education program in cooperation with Indigenous community.
Technological improvements and additional equipment such as Learning Management System and Field Placement Database.
Will help the Faculty of Education offer inclusive access to international field placements/learning opportunities (China, Tanzania, Scotland) for all students; merit-based scholarships and bursaries for students with financial need.
Onsite Teaching Lab
Creation and development of an onsite teaching lab wherein elementary and secondary students are taught on campus and in our building by our teacher candidates under the supervision of OCT teachers and our faculty – this project fits well with the current discussions of the dual credit project between the school board and the university.