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EDUC 100W Research Guide

Assignment: Research a famous educator, exploring that educator's background, philosophy and influence on the world.  You may select someone historical, or modern; someone from your own culture; someone who teaches in non-traditional ways, or traditional ways. This assignment is about the joy of discovery. It is not about looking for specific answers to specific questions.

For help with your research, Ask a Librarian or ask your Education Librarian, Elyse Sanche.

Choosing a famous educator

If you haven't selected an educator yet, try browsing these sources to find someone that interests you!

Where to start your research

Search the Library Catalogue for your educator's name

  • If a book isn't available at Fraser Library, use the Request Item button to get the item sent here
  • To limit your search to books & e-books available at this location, choose Fraser Library from the drop-down menu

Examples of materials at Fraser Library:

  • Verna Kirkness  - Creating space: my life and work in Indigenous education
  • Selma Wassermann  - This teaching life: how I taught myself to teach
  • John Dewey - The education of John Dewey: a biography
  • Lev Vygotsky  - The Cambridge companion to Vygotsky
  • Maria Montessori - Maria Montessori -- her life and legacy
  • Simón Rodríguez - The inventive schoolmaster: Simón Rodríguez
  • John U. Monro - John U. Monro: uncommon educator
  • Benjamin Bloom - Benjamin S. Bloom: portraits of an educator
  • Pablo Picasso - Pablo Picasso: 1881-1973

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