ETAD Summer Institute 2016 – Day 2

Today we continued our facilitated discussions about making, maker spaces, design, and education lead by two of our guests: Brandy Burdeniuk and Marc Gobeil. Brandy kicked off her session with a quick creative exercise. We were paired and asked to interview the person next to us: Roles Jet Fuel Kryptonite  Unknown Fun Fact Following the…

By JR July 1, 2016 Off

Reclaimed – “The Curator’s Code”

I have been meaning to write this post for a while now, but I was always unsure about how to really get it from my head onto the page. About a month ago – or so – I was on my way to work, listening to Design Matters from Design Observer. I listen to this podcast…

By JR July 6, 2014 Off

Reclaimed – “Special Education Site Visits”

Today I went to┬áToivola special school in Helsinki. I’ll point out right now that Finland differs from Saskatchewan in how special education is offered. Both places have part-time special education that takes place in the regular classroom, as well as part-time and more full-time assistance in resources rooms. Where they differ is that Finland still…

By JR August 22, 2012 Off

Reclaimed – “Special Education in Finland”

Today we had our introduction to special education in Finland. The instructor this morning talked about PISA, again. However as I think I’ve mentioned before it was helpful to have the perspectives from many instructors. Some interesting comparisons he drew were between medicine and education. He compared PISA to an epidemiological study, which I though…

By JR August 20, 2012 Off