Ariane Faria dos Santos

I am a Ph.D. student at the University of British Columbia Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy.

My research interests include curriculum implementation and teaching practices to improve learning opportunities for students with different backgrounds. I am particularly interested to understand how to better connect both micro (classroom/schools) and macro (policymakers) actors to design and implement more equitable curriculum policies. During my Ph.D. program, I intend to study the role of classroom assessment both in supporting student learning and teacher knowledge about their students’ needs, but also, in the implementation of the new British Columbia Curriculum.

Previous to coming to Canada, I have analyzed classroom teaching practices to improve student learning opportunities in Latin America and worked with universities and policymakers to design better curricula and more equitable educational policies. I am also a former philosophy public high school teacher and a math educator in an NGO in Brazil. My background includes a Master’s in International Education Policy Analysis from Stanford University (USA) and another in Education from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). I also have a Bachelor and Teacher Credential in Philosophy from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil).