Discovering Individual Differences

Bishop’s University Education student Matthew Johnson, recently spoke with Townshippers’ Kate Murray on radio CIDI 99.1 FM about an upcoming conference which gives students a chance to share their research on a wide array of topics. The show will repeat today, Tuesday, November 5, [2013] at 8 a.m.

Dr. Corinne Haigh offers more details on this open conference; “For the past seven years, Bishop’s University students in their final Bachelor of Education year have put on a conference at Bishop’s as part of the requirements for their course in Individual Differences. The goal of the conference is for the students to learn about a topic in depth, to act as a resource for their peers, and to have an opportunity to communicate their knowledge of current research on topics related to Individual Differences in the classroom to the community at large.

For the past four years, they have also been selected to present their work at the annual convention organized by the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT). They research these topics over the course of the semester, and the information is then presented through interactive poster sessions sharing research findings and practical strategies for the classroom. The topics range from specific exceptionalities (e.g., Asperger’s syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), to learning differences (e.g., dyscalculia, giftedness), to second language learning, to social issues (e.g., introversion, social isolation).

This year’s conference will take place on Friday, November 15, 2013, at the Gait in the Student Union Building on the Bishop’s University campus. Visitors are welcome to come anytime between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm and to stay for as long as they like. As the professor for this course for the past four years, I am consistently impressed by the knowledge, creativity, and professionalism demonstrated by the students at our now annual conference and hope that you enjoy this opportunity to join us in discussion and learning.”

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, catch our column in the Brome County News, listen to Townshippers’ broadcast on radio CIDI 99.1 FM every Friday at 5 p.m., and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website Connect with the Association in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421.

Publication: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Nov 5, 2013

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Photo Caption: The public is invited to learn and discuss Individual Differences at a conference with Bishop’s Education students on November 15.