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Learning & Education

Doctor ChabanColumns by Peter Chaban, MA, MEd

Peter Chaban is a teacher researcher and is head of the School Liaison Team, Community Health Systems Resource Group at The Hospital for Sick Children. He is also the learning disabilities representative for the Ontario Minister's Advisory Council on Special Education (MACSE).


Retrieval practice makes perfect

Peter Chaban examines "retrieval practice." Is it a better method of learning?

A look into reducing class size

Does reducing class size really improve student performance?

Choosing the right school for special needs children

Helping parents of special needs children identify good schools.

An end to summer holidays ... forever?

Should schools reduce summer holidays and introduce year-round schooling?

Instruction that works

Improved learning for children with specific learning disabilities is possible.

Special education: Are regular classrooms enough?

Controversy continues over whether children with special needs are better off in self-contained classrooms.

Intelligence and the adolescent brain

Why do teens take chances? Peter Chaban discusses the developing teenage brain.

Can creativity be taught?

What is the sources of creativity and what is necessary to bring creativity to its full potential?

Full inclusion: Has its time arrived?

Universal design and differentiated learning are needed to make the full inclusion of disabled students into regular classrooms a success.

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