Laurier's Faculty of Education strives to connect research, scholarship and creative activity with communities to address relevant issues in education, across various disciplines. Our programs integrate collaborative inquiry and research opportunities for students, staff and faculty members. Our vision is to foster an innovative and inclusive research culture.
Director: Steve Sider
CLRiE is a coming-together of Laurier faculty, staff and students as well as researchers and partners from external community organizations with backgrounds in education, psychology, kinesiology, music, health studies, biology, languages and literatures, history, social work, youth and children’s studies, global studies, and more.
The centre's focus on interdisciplinarity encourages the development of thoughtful, balanced and creative approaches to educational research in a changing world.
Core purposes are to support research and research-related activities in education across the lifespan, build sustainable educational knowledge mobilization networks; and strengthen inter-disciplinary research networks with an education focus.
CLRiE can provide in-kind support to faculty-led research projects. CLRiE also hosts knowledge mobilization activities to support the research efforts of its members.
Director: Steve Sider
The Inclusive School Leadership Research Team is made up of more than 20 faculty members, graduate, and undergraduate students from across Canada.
This research team is highly engaged in multiple research projects examining inclusive education and school leadership in Canada, Ghana, Haiti, St. Lucia, Mauritius, and beyond.
The team is committed to providing support and resources to principals and school leaders as they navigate how to build inclusive school environments for students.
Director: Julie Mueller
The Teach Digital Lab was formed in 2008 and has grown to include researchers, teachers, community partners including school boards and local affiliates with a shared passion for understanding technology and how it impacts learning and teaching in a digital age.
Dr. Mueller and Teach Digital Lab have major ongoing research projects in the fields of education technology, computational thinking, and physical exercise/self-regulated learning.
The most recent project, Mission on the Moon, is co-sponsored with an industry partner, InkSmith Limited, and supported by the Canadian Space Agency. It offers a lunar rover themed coding and robotics educational program for Canadian youth in grades 6-9.
The Master of Education (MEd) program within the Faculty of Education provides opportunities for students to learn about research and to be involved in research. Graduate courses specific to research methodologies are offered to all students, with additional optional opportunities to participate in a new research-intensive stream within the MEd. Graduate students may also work on research projects through an independent study and as part of faculty member's research team.
A PhD program is anticipated in the future and will provide further opportunities for students and faculty to engage in research.