Welcome from the Department Head, Dr. Samson Nashon
Professor & Head
Head and Professor of Science Education
Office: Scarfe 2201
Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. Our mission is to provide local, national, and international leadership in discipline-based and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching situations. Our research supports the study of curriculum and pedagogy in school, post-secondary, community, and informal learning settings.
Our graduate programs offer opportunities for students to specialize in art, music, mathematics, science, technology, social studies, home economics, and physical education. In addition, students may develop interdisciplinary programs in curriculum studies; teacher education; complexity science & education; digital media & learning technologies; scholarship of teaching; studies in historical consciousness; museum education; and health, nutrition and sustainability education.
We offer undergraduate courses in several areas including science, mathematics, social studies, technology, art, music, business, home economics, and physical education. In all, the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy offers about 70% of UBC teacher education program.
Faculty members in the Department are leaders in the Study of the Internationalization of Curriculum Studies,. They also lead or co-lead several research centres in the Faculty of Education including the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness and the Centre for the Study of Teacher Education. Our Department is home for Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs and the David Robitaille Chair in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education.
Professor and Head