Three educators from Tanzania are earning PhDs at UAlberta—and learning lessons that will improve math education in their country.
It’s easy to assume that teaching comes naturally to David Chorney. As one of the few Rutherford recipients within the Department of Secondary Education, Chorney acknowledges that the recognition is an incredible honour, but knows that such awards come with expectations attached.
When Lauren Sulz teaches physical education, she knows that motivation is critical to engaging students. With years of research into school health programs, she’s developed methods to ensure that students and teachers are getting involved in physical activity. Now, as the newest member of the Department of Secondary Education, she’s hoping to make a difference by applying her research to Alberta’s schools to encourage healthier lifestyles.
Three members of the Department of Secondary Education are among the recipients of 2014's SSHRC Doctoral Grants.