The Learning Sciences in Canada

Welcome!

This site is the home of Learning Sciences (LS) research in Canada. The purpose of this site is to network among the LS scholars based in Canada and share their work and events. It is also a home of SIG-LS/GIS-SA of CSSE that was founded in 2019.

News

June 17, 2020

We are formally approved as the SIG-LS of Canadian Educational Research Association (CERA), CSSE, based on the vote closed on June 12. As we officially launch our SIG-LS within CERA, we would also like to express our solidarity with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) colleagues, friends, family members, and members of our society in Canada, North America, and across the world. As we move forward to grow the SIG, deepen our scholarship, and take responsibility in equity and justice in our education system in this critical moment, we want to commit to taking actions by listening, learning, and questioning our own efforts (Please read our full statement here).

We recognize that the executive could have better representations of our communities, and we would like to invite all of those who are currently SIG-LS members or have intention to become members to consider nominating yourself or your colleagues for the following positions:

  • President-Elect (3 year commitment as president-elect, president, and past president)
  • CSSE 2022 Conference Program Chair-Elect (2 year commitment as chair-elect and chair)

The president-elect and chair-elect will have essential roles in ensuring the continuity of actions toward our renewed vision of LS scholarship in Canada. The nominations will be accepted until July 15, 2020. Please fill out this form for the nomination: https://forms.gle/fEWKBinEVr5g59x36

We will also have an information session on Wednesday July 8, 2020 (4PM EDT). It will be an informal SIG AGM to share our activities so far, review some parts of our SIG constitution to update its mission toward our commitment to equity, anti-racism, and social justice, and discuss the roles of the executive. And of course, it would be great to get to know each other.

We hope that many of you can join us!

June 8, 2020

We are excited to host virtual sessions for the Learning Sciences in Canada, with those who are available to share their work proposed for our place-based CSSE meeting. For more information, see our CSSE-SIG page.