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36th UBC Physics Olympics
March 11, 2014

On March 8th, more than 400 students and 50 physics teachers from all over BC came to UBC to take part in 36th UBC Physics Olympics. 55 teams participated in the event with the teams ranged from 4 to 25 students. The teams came from all over BC – Terrace, Prince George, Penticton, Mission, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Read More

National Physical Education Expomoticidad Conference in Medellin, Columbia
January 7, 2014

Joy Butler was invited to give two presentations in Medellin, Columbia at their National Physical Education Expomoticidad Conference in November 2013. There were over 500 delegates in attendance for her keynote presentation, titled Teaching Games for Understanding – developing decision-makers in games. Read More

Northeast Normal University’s (China) Joint MEd Program at UBC
July 30, 2013

A Northeast Normal University (NENU) and University of British Columbia (UBC) partnership has been developed between with the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy (EDCP) at UBC and the School of Education Science at NENU, in conjunction with the Centre for the Study of Teacher Education, UBC. Read More

Fireside chat with Dr. Dawne Huebner
July 5, 2013

On July 3, Dr. Dwayne Huebner (retired since 1994) visited the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy to hold a fireside chat with interested faculty members and graduate students. Approximately 50 faculty members and graduate students were given a feast of ideas from this wise theoretician, whose generative influence has been evident in many discourses, including […] Read More

Virtual Immersive Educational World Two-Day Workshop
May 27, 2013

This workshop is designed to introduce the UBC VIEW (Virtual Immersive Education World) to the faculty and students. VIEW is a 3D animated virtual world for educational use only. It is free for K–12 and higher education. Both instructors and students are welcome to use VIEW for their teaching, learning, and research. VIEW is good for face-to-face education, online education, and hybrid education (flexible learning.) VIEW is also a bridge to an international connection. Read More

BC Brightest Minds 2013
May 3, 2013

On April 30, 2013, 23 teams of students gathered at Playland in order to participate in the 8th BC Brightest Minds Physics Competition. The event is a collaborative effort of the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at UBC and of PNE. This year the students were asked to solve three physics problems related to different rides and a group of UBC volunteers have marked the problems to determine the winners. We had a very tight race to the top and the team from Point Grey Secondary School won it. Read More

35th UBC Physics Olympics
March 19, 2013

On a sunny Saturday, March 9, more than 400 students and teachers from all over BC came to UBC in order to participate in the 35th Physics Olympics. This year, the event drew a record of 56 teams from all corners of BC (from Terrace to Penticton to Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland). This day-long competition is historically a collaborative effort between the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Read More

Investigating Our Practices 2013
February 28, 2013

Please join us for IOP 2013, co-sponsored by the Faculty of Education and the BC Teachers’ Federation. Practicing teachers, graduate students, undergraduate students, and university educators from different educational contexts will convene in the Scarfe Building to share their investigations, understandings and questions. Read More