March 7, 2017
We had a very successful 39th UBC Physics Olympics on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Next year we will hold 40th UBC Physics Olympics – so it has become an amazing tradition. As always EDCP and the Department of Physics and Astronomy collaborated on the event. We had 69 teams with about 8 students per team […]
October 18, 2016
On a stormy Saturday, October 15, EDCP faculty members and students organized Sixth Family Math and Science Day. This event has become a great Faculty of Education tradition! Despite the weather the event was attended by more than 360 guests, including UBC President, Dr. Ono and his family. More than 80 volunteers (TCs, graduate students, […]
April 26, 2016
Sharing Approaches for Improving Aboriginal Mathematics Education Thursday May 12, 2016 8:45 am – 3:00 pm. UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) Please join us for the 6th Aboriginal Math K-12 Symposium at the First Nations Longhouse, UBC on May 12, 2016. This symposium is an opportunity for teachers, administrators, Ministry representatives, community members, […]
February 2, 2016
Dear Education graduate students and faculty, On behalf of the EGS Conference Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to the third annual EDCP Graduate Student (EGS) Conference, which will be held on Friday, March 4th, 2016 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM in Scarfe building Room 1130. The conference is FREE, and light refreshments […]
Coming of Age: Life/Time/History A celebration of Peter Seixas’ career, in anticipation of his retirement 9:00-3:15, March 12, 2016 Peter Wall Institute, UBC “Coming of Age: Life/Time/History” alludes to an intersection between life course and history, an intersection that can be interpreted in many ways. The title challenges speakers to examine people’s lives, including their […]
January 22, 2016
When: Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 3:00-4:30pm Where: Scarfe 310 Looking for a research opportunity that is meaningful and relevant to our community? The Cultivating Learning Network (CLN) is looking for new researchers! Come to this information session to learn about the CLN and the opportunities for getting involved with or developing new research with our […]
January 14, 2016
Its not too late to join the 10th Annual Walkabout Challenge | January 18 – March 20 The 10th Annual Walkabout Challenge launched yesterday (Jan 13th) in Scarfe Room 310. Over 100 of the almost 300 registrants were there to enjoy a lunch provided by UBC Recreation, sample a smoothy generated by bicycle power, and […]
December 4, 2015
EDCP 312 (Instrumental Pedagogy: Secondary) students had 5 chamber ensemble music performances in Scarfe Building on November 26 from 9:00 to 9:45 am. These performances were part of the course requirements involving performance as pedagogical tool for teaching music. Group 1: South Central Jazz watch video Group 2: Still in Progress watch video Group 3: 2 Much Sax […]
November 23, 2015
On Saturday, November 21, 2015, I was invited to lead a special workshop “Math for Parents and Teachers”. This event was a part of the celebrating UBC Centennial: https://cstudies.ubc.ca/courses/math-kids-parents-workshop/up893 and was open to the public. It went very well – with more than 100 people in attendance. For almost three hours they were actively engaged […]
October 19, 2015
We have had a very successful Fifth Math and Science Family Day on October 18, 2015. We had 300+ guests and more than 80 volunteers including faculty members, staff, many teacher-candidates, as well as graduate and undergraduate students from the Faculties of Education, Science, Applied Science, Let Us Talk Science, as well as volunteers outside […]
March 10, 2015
On Feb. 27, educators from across the province met at the UBC Longhouse to explore, imagine, and discuss new ideas for improving mathematics education for Aboriginal learners.
July 31, 2014
Colleagues, The Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy has just finished hosting and organizing two fantastically well run international conferences, STEM 2014 and PME (2014) 38. The Third International Conference of Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM 2014) took place first (July 12-15), organized by Samson Nashon (chair), David Anderson, Ann Anderson, Stephen Petrina, and Marina […]
May 2, 2014
On April 29, we once again organized BC Brightest Minds Event at PNE – Playland. It was the 9th year of the collaboration between PNE and the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy that aims to inspire students in physics.
April 30, 2014
The first annual EDCP Graduate Student conference became the successful student initiative in 2014 which brought together more than 60 graduate peers and student researchers from across disciplines in the domain of Education. The committee of 2014 was led by EDCP graduate student volunteers.
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.
October 1, 2013
On July 3, Dr. Dwayne Huebner visited the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy to hold a fireside chat with interested faculty members and graduate students.
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.
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.
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.
March 7, 2013
Colleagues, With the support of EDCP, the Office of Indigenous Education, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, Cynthia Nicol recently organized a very successful Aboriginal Mathematics Symposium at the UBC Longhouse. Over 150 people attended (teachers, academics, Ministry people, administrators, graduate students and teacher education students) from across the province including Bella Bella, Haida Gwaii, […]
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.
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.