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By Okanagan School of Education on November 30, 2016
Kim McDonough is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Applied Linguistics in the Department of Education and the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance at Concordia University. She previously taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northern Arizona University. Her research interests include interaction and usage-based approaches to second language acquisition, structural priming, and task-based language teaching. She has published empirical research in applied linguistics journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, The Modern Language Journal, Language Learning and TESOL Quarterly. Her book publications include Using priming methods in second language (Routledge, 2008) and Insights from psycholinguistics: Applying priming research to L2 teaching and learning (Benjamins, 2011), both with Pavel Trofimovic, and Second language interactions in diverse educational contexts (Benjamins, 2013) with Alison Mackey. Her current research projects are investigating the role of joint attention in face-to-face communications and the timing of collaboration during L2 writing tasks.
By Okanagan School of Education on November 25, 2016
The notion of the millennial generation is met with thoughts of narcissism and disengagement. Despite the perception, a study out of UBC’s Okanagan campus, shows that Canadian youth are actively engaged in politics. In a survey of 157 university students between the ages of 18 and 28, conducted in three provinces, more than 70 per […]
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By Okanagan School of Education on November 23, 2016
By Okanagan School of Education on November 13, 2016
Why is it important to acknowledge kindness and kind acts? We sat down with kindness expert and UBC Assist. Prof. John-Tyler Binfet on World Kindness Day to discuss his kindness research in schools and how it relates to everyday life. Q: Dr. Binfet, could you please give us a brief background about the kindness research […]
By Okanagan School of Education on November 2, 2016
Posted in Featured Programs, Media Releases, Our Faculty, Our Students, Research & Teaching | Tagged Dr. John Tyler Binfet, Education Professor, Faculty of Education, Kindness, Kindness study, Research, Research Grant, sd23, spotlight, study | Leave a response