Shijing Xu

Michael Connelly, Shijing XuMichael Connelly of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and UWindsor professor Shijing Xu delivered a keynote at the fifth annual conference in Changchun, China.

Conference to explore reciprocal learning in education

Organizers called for papers for the International Conference on West-East Reciprocal Learning in Education at the University of Windsor in October.

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Talbot Trail Public School Principal Chris Mills and University of Windsor's Shijing Xu participate in a Skype call with Ren He Jei Primary School in Chongqing, China.Talbot Trail Public School Principal Chris Mills and University of Windsor's Shijing Xu participate in a Skype call with Ren He Jei Primary School in Chongqing, China.

UWindsor sister-school program 'life-changing' for local principal

On a rainy Tuesday evening, educators at Talbot Trail Public School sat in a semi-circle and fixed their gaze on a screen in the library.

Seven geometric shapes of various colours lay scattered in front of each person while on the other side of the world, educators in Chongqing, China began a lesson on Grade 2 arithmetic.

“This has been a life-changing experience for us,” said Talbot Trail principal Chris Mills.

“We are able to learn what works over there and they are learning what works over here.”

Canadian and Chinese flags adorn conference hallEducators from Canada and China gathered on the UWindsor campus this week to explore reciprocal learning between the two countries.

Conference aimed at cultivating cross-cultural connection

Educators from Canada and China gathered on the UWindsor campus this week to explore reciprocal learning between the two countries.

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PhD student hopes to make life easier for young Arab immigrants

Nesreen Elkord wants to make life a little simpler for young Arabs who are new to Canada.

“It’s really my passion to try to make the experiences of these kids easier than it was for me,” says Elkord, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education who studies under the tutelage of professor Shi Jing Xu. “I know I can’t do that all by myself, but I do feel that I have a duty to do this work.”