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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

Virtual Education Commons (VEC)
December 20, 2012

Virtual Education Commons (VEC) is a virtual environment for educational use only. This environment is a standalone Open Sim virtual world, and the server is located in UBC. This environment invites K–12 and higher education educators to participate. Educators are welcome to conduct research and to teach in the VEC. Currently, there are six regions in the VEC. Educators are welcome to request specific region for their own education related purpose. Read More

UBC Saturday Children’s Art Program 2013
November 14, 2012

We Are All Related: Art, Ancestry and The Environment The program runs for six Saturdays from January 26 to March 2, 2012, 10–11:30 a.m. Classes are open to children ages 5 to 10 and are held in the Neville Scarfe Education Building, Room 1128 on the main UBC campus. Children will participate in workshops that explore a variety of methods of creating art, including drawing, painting, print making, collage, etc. Read More

2012 UBC Faculty of Education Mathematics and Science Fair
October 30, 2012

Bad weather did not deter hundreds of children and adults to participate in the Third Family Mathematics and Science Fair on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Science and math enthusiasts of all ages gathered at the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy for mathematics and science celebration. The event, UBC Mathematics and Science Fair at the Faculty of Education, became a tradition. Read More

Peru Summer Institute: Ecology, Technology and Indigeneity in the High Amazon (Summer 2013)
September 17, 2012

The 2013 Peru Summer Institute: Ecology, Technology & Indigeneity in the High Amazon will take place at the Sachamama Center in Lamas, Peru. Read More

Broadening the frame of Music Education
March 7, 2012

Contrary to popular belief, music is not a universal language.  The Solesmes’ reasons for intoning Gregorian chants near Sablé sur Sarthe, France, have little in common with the Tuvans’ motivations for throat singing in Siberia.  The Carnatic vocal music of southern India has scant relation to North American hip hop.  Different musical practices reflect cultural differences throughout […] Read More

Members of EDCP visit Dadaab Refugee Camps in Northeast Kenya
July 30, 2011

Members of EDCP have just returned from Dadaab Refugee Camps in Northeast Kenya, the largest refugee camp in the world (close to 400,000 people). Dr. Samson Nashon, Dr. Karen Meyer, Dr. Lisa Loutzenheiser, Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin and Dr. Cynthia Nicol are working on an exciting project with teams from UBC’s Faculty of Education, Moi University […] Read More