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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

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