Spotlight on Teacher Education
The Faculty of Education is committed to preparing capable, caring educational leaders who are grounded in the ideals of service, scholarship and equality. UWinnipeg offers an integrated program, where students can complete two degrees concurrently. UWinnipeg offers a two-year after-degree program for students who hold a recognized undergraduate degree. UWinnipeg’s Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education offers graduates and in-service teachers opportunities for continued personal and professional growth.
Assistant Professor: Lloyd Kornelsen
Kornelsen is sought out as a peace educator and conflict consultant who encourages constructive debate. His students attest that he inspires
them to apply their intellect in a way that fosters ethical, responsible thinking. He is known to captivate students with his engaged storytelling, a critical part of his teaching.
Kornelsen inspires future teachers who take an interest in justice and human rights issues both in their school yards and across borders. He also initiates introspection and reflexivity, making him a favoured, award-winning professor.
“I love talking with students about things that matter to them — approaching issues with open but critical minds — hearing them think about how and where they belong in the world.”
Student: Melissa Harder
PASSION FOR TEACHING
Harder is in her final year of teacher education through the WEC* program. Growing up in Toronto and living throughout western Canada has broadened her worldview and deepened her passion to teach diverse learners in creative ways that provoke lifelong learning values. Harder is a peer tutor and began working with marginalized inner-city youth through a mentorship program at UWinnipeg. She also established a partnership program for new immigrants and refugees who were struggling to find employment while learning English and settling in Winnipeg.
“The WEC program has been an academic family that supports and challenges me to strive toward bigger dreams and re-awakened goals.”
Alumna: Michelle Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul graduated with the inaugural class of UWinnipeg’s integrated education program, then began work in Winnipeg School Division as a classroom teacher and vice-principal. She has since joined Seven Oaks School Division and completed her Masters of Education, and is currently the Principal of École Belmont.
During her thesis research, Jean-Paul started the Educators of Colour Network, a grassroots organization that supports diversity in education by providing free professional development sessions.
“The help we provide through the network draws upon what I learned in my time at UWinnipeg. My time in the Faculty of Education greatly informed who I am as an educator and as an individual.”
*The Winnipeg Education Centre (WEC) at UWinnipeg is committed to providing highly trained and highly competent professionals to serve the inner-city community. Students will earn integrated degrees that are as pedagogically and professionally accomplished as those offered through main campus programs.
All photos courtesy of UWinnipeg, Naniece Ibrahim