During his early studies at the University of Alberta Max was struck by the deep intellectual chasm that existed between the pedagogical approaches to education in the Netherlands and the strong behaviorism and systems analysis of North American education.In contrast to the emphasis upon teacher performance and observable outcomes of the latter, the pedagogical approaches addressed the personal, relational, motivational, emotional and values-based preconditions of good teaching.At risk species that use the lake include Trumpeter Swans, Sprague's Pipits and Peregrine Falcons.The western bay of the lake provides rare nesting habitat for Franklin's Gulls, a species that builds floating nests anchored to vegetation growing in shallow water.The lake was declared a "Special Places 2000" site and on June 5, 2001 became an Important Bird Areas site.
Many marvels of nature entice visitors, both human and otherwise to Big Lake. Before you begin, however, we invite you to take a moment to set the mood with the following two perspectives on our fabulous natural area: On the Creation of Lois Hole Provincial Park by Louise Horstman Lyrics to "Beautiful Big Lake" by Peter and Mary Janson Pelicans Over Big Lake, September 1, 2006 JOIN BLESS Contact BLESS A word about photographs...
In 2005 a family of Great Egrets nested at Big Lake for the first time and raised four youngsters.
Fish species found in the lake include Northern Pike, Goldeye, White Sucker, Walleye and Sticklebacks.
From 1973 – 1976 he was at the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education as an assistant professor of curriculum and social education.
During the 1980s and 1990s, he taught in the summer graduate program of the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria as a Visiting Professor.
Big Lake, a relatively little known jewel of the capital region, abuts the northwest corner of Edmonton and the southwest corner of St. Parkland County borders the lake on the south and Sturgeon County on the north.