Education News Spring 2018 - Page 21

Successful defence

On February 28 , 2018 , Dr . Ian Matheson successfully defended his dissertation Unpacking Reading Comprehension by Text Type : An Examination of Reading Strategy Use and Cognitive Functioning in Poor and Typically-Achieving Comprehenders at Queen ’ s University , Faculty of Education .
Dr . Derek Berg ( Queen ’ s University ) served as Ian ’ s Supervisor and the following were his committee members : Dr . Nancy Hutchinson ( Queen ’ s University ) and Dr . Don Klinger ( Queen ’ s University ). External to Faculty was Dr . Valerie Kuhlmeier ( Queen ’ s University ), Head / Delegate was Dr . Kristy Timmons ( Queen ’ s University ), External to University was Dr . Dawn Buzza ( Wilfrid Laurier ) and the Chair was Dr . Anthony Goerzen ( Queen ’ s University ).
In his study , Dr . Matheson examined how students build comprehension with different types of text . Poor comprehenders and typically achieving comprehenders , as determined by a standardized measure for general reading comprehension , were compared in their reading comprehension and reading strategy use across narrative , expository , and graphic text . Ian also examined the influence of cognitive functioning on reading comprehension , and to what extent cognitive functions can explain the difference in reading comprehension between poor and typically achieving comprehenders . This research was partially exploratory , where he aimed to validate existing research on cognitive functions , reading strategies , and reading comprehension of text , as well as to contribute new research that distinguishes between text types . Past research has shown that cognitive functions predict reading comprehension and that poor comprehenders have poorer cognitive functioning and use fewer reading strategies than their peers . However , no research to date has made distinctions between different types of text , specifically graphic text , and how cognitive functioning and reading strategy use relate to comprehension .

Community engagement

Cast : Chance , Furaha , and Mapendo Buhendwa ; Emily Katende ; Caleb Masambombo ; Charlotte Mirember ; Delphine Sendze ; Christopher Ssemmambo ; Jemimmah Yango . Costumes : Delphine and Julius Sendze , Carol Lafayette-Boyd ; Production support : Nadia and Holly
The play Once a Flame by Beau Dixon , was produced by the Saskatchewan African-Canadian Heritage Museum ( SACHM ) and the African- Canadian Resource Network ( ACRN ) as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations , in order to ensure that the history of Black African-Canadians were included in the discussion . Once a Flame follows the 1734 trial of the slave Marie-Josèphe Angélique , who was accused of burning down 1 / 3 of Montreal . The play was also produced in order to give youth involved with the SACHM and ACRN an opportunity to perform and learn about theatre and history . Alumnus Dr . Thomas Jing , Teacher Julius Sendze , and the Faculty of Education ’ s Assistant Professor Dr . Sara Schroeter co-directed the play .

Campus Regina Public students receive U of R IDs

Photo credits : Abinyah Walker
Photo credit : Shuana Niessen
High School students taking Education Core Studies ( ECS 100 ) through Campus Regina Public as part of their Early Childhood program , visited the University of Regina ( U of R ) to get their student IDs with Dr . Twyla Salm , who teaches the ECS portion of their course . Campus Regina Public students are admitted to the University of Regina through the High School Accelerated Admission Process and receive a university credit when they successfully complete ECS 100 . The University provides a scholarship , which covers the cost of tuition so every Campus Regina Public student has the opportunity to experience a university course without the usual expense .
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Successful defence Dr. Derek Berg (Queen’s University) served as Ian’s Supervisor and the following were his committee members: Dr. Nancy Hutchinson (Queen’s University) and Dr. Don Klinger (Queen’s University). External to Faculty was Dr. Valerie Kuhlmeier (Queen’s University), Head/Delegate was Dr. Kristy Timmons (Queen’s University), External to University was Dr. Dawn Buzza (Wilfrid Laurier) and the Chair was Dr. Anthony Goerzen (Queen’s University). On February 28, 2018, Dr. Ian Matheson successfully defended his dissertation Unpacking Reading Comprehension by Text Type: An Examination of Reading Strategy Use and Cognitive Functioning in Poor and Typically-Achieving Comprehenders at Queen’s University, Faculty of Education. In his study, Dr. Matheson examined how students build comprehension with different types of text. Poor comprehenders and typically achieving comprehenders, as determined by a standardized measure for general reading comprehension, were compared in their reading comprehension and reading strategy use across narrative, expository, and graphic text. Ian also examined the influence of cognitive functioning on reading comprehension, and to what extent cognitive functions can explain the difference in reading comprehension between poor and typically achieving comprehenders. This research was partially exploratory, where he aimed to validate existing research on cognitive functions, reading strategies, and reading comprehension of text, as well as to contribute new research that distinguishes between text types. Past research has shown that cognitive functions predict reading comprehension and that poor comprehenders have poorer cognitive functioning and use fewer readi )Ʌѕ́ѡѡȁ̸!ݕٕȰ)ɕ͕ɍѼє́ѥѥ)ݕɕЁ́ѕа)Ʌѕа܁ѥٔչѥ)ɕɅѕ͔ɕєѼ)ɕͥ) չ䁕)Q= ԁὸ݅)ɽՍѡMͭэ݅ɥ )!ɥх5͕մM !4ѡɥ) Iͽɍ9ݽɬ I8́Ё)ѡ Ʌѥ̰ɑȁѼɔ)ѡЁѡѽ䁽 ɥ ́ݕɔ)Ցѡ͍ͥ=́ѡ(Ёɥѡͱٔ5ɥ)Ք)ݡ͕݅́ɹݸļ́5ɕ)Q݅́ͼɽՍɑȁѼٔѠ) Ʌ5 ա݄-ѕ ٽٕݥѠѡM !4 I8չ)ѼəɴɸЁѡɔѽ)5ͅ ɱє5ɕM ɥѽ)յ́ȸQ́)Qȁ)ձ́M锰)M͕)e յ)ձ́M锰ѡձ䁽ՍѥéͥхЁAɽͽ) ɽ1є AɽՍѥ9!)ȸMɄMɽѕȁɕѕѡ) ́IAՉՑ́ɕٔTH%)!MՑ́хՍѥ ɔMՑ̀ Lѡɽ՝ )IAՉ́Ёѡȁɱ ɽɅ٥ͥѕѡUٕͥ䁽)ITHѼЁѡȁՑЁ%́ݥѠȸQ屄Mݡѕ́ѡ L)ѥѡȁ͔ ́IAՉՑ́ɔѕѼѡU)ٕͥ䁽Iѡɽ՝ѡ!MɅѕͥAɽ́ɔ)ٔչٕͥ䁍ɕЁݡѡՍ͙ձ䁍є LQUٕͥ)ɽ٥͍́͡ݡٕ́ѡЁեѥͼٕ ́I)AՉՑЁ́ѡչѼɥչٕͥ䁍͔ݥѡЁѡ)Յ͔)Սѥ9́A