Andrea Webb

Scarfe 1326C


Associate Professor of Teaching


UBC, B.Ed.
UBC, Ph.D.


Dr. Webb spent a decade as a classroom teacher and department head before returning to higher education as a teacher educator. Her research interests lie in teaching and learning in higher education and she is involved in research projects related to Threshold Concepts, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and Social Studies Teacher Education. Currently, Andrea is part of a multinational SSHRC-funded project, Narrative Art & Visual Storytelling in Holocaust and Human Rights Education <>

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Invited Presentations

Threshold Concepts and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Keynote, Celebrate SoTL, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. (October 2019)

Designing Research on the Holocaust through Authentic Assessment. 11th Biennial Shafran Teachers’ Conference. Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, Vancouver, BC. (February 2019)

Designing the Dream Classroom, Panelist, EdTechWomen VAN Mini Innovation Challenge, Vancouver, BC. (March 2018)

Primary Voices. Keynote. 10th Biennial Shafran Teachers’ Conference. Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, Vancouver, BC. (February 2017)

Threshold Concepts for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: International Academic Leaders’ Perspectives, Centre for the Development of Teaching and Learning, National University of Singapore, Singapore. (April 2016)

Selected Publications

Webb, A. (2020). Learning to teach; learning to inquire. In R. Case & P. Clark (Eds.) Learning to inquire in history, geography, and social studies: An anthology for secondary teachers. The Critical Thinking Consortium.

Webb, A., Hubball, H., Clarke, A., & Ellis, S. (2020). Strategic Approaches to SoEL Inquiry Within and Across Disciplines: Twenty-year Impact of an International Faculty Development Program in Diverse University Contexts.  Global Research in Higher Education, 3(1).

Clarke, A, Fan, X., Webb, A., & Zou, W. (2020).  Becoming, belonging, and between: Unexpected outcomes and curricular implications for study abroad.  Teaching and Teacher Education.

Webb, A.S. (2020). Riding the fourth wave: An introduction to the scholarship of teaching and learning. In R. Plews & M. Amos (Eds.). Evidence-based faculty development through the scholarship of teaching and learning. (pp. 1-19) IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2212-7.ch001

Webb, A.S. & Tierney, A.M. (2020). Investigating Threshold Concepts in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and the influence of disciplinary background on the research process. In J. A. Timmermans & R. Land (Eds.) Threshold Concepts on the Edge. (pp. 285-296). Rotterdam, Taipei, & Boston: Sense Publishers.

Wang, F., Clarke, A.C., & Webb, A.S. (2019). Tailored for China: Did it work? Reflections on an intensive study abroad programme for Chinese student teachers. Teachers and Teaching. Published online October 12, 2019.

Webb, A.S. (2019). Navigating the Lows to Gain New Heights: Constraints to SoTL Engagement. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 10(2). Published August 31, 2019.

Webb, A.S. & Tierney, A.M. (2019). Investigating support for scholarship of teaching and learning; we need SoTL educational leaders. Innovation in Education and Teaching International, doi:10.1080/14703297.2019.1635905. Published online June 27, 2019.

Webb, A.S. & Welsh, A.J. (2019). SoTL Stories: Phenomenology as a methodology for SoTL research. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 7(1), 168-181. Published online March 29, 2019.

Rushton, C. & Webb, A.S. (accepted). Delving into inquiry learning in teacher education at the University of British Columbia. Notes from the Field. McGill Journal of Education.

Webb, A.S. (2016). Threshold concepts in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (pp. 299-308). In Land, R., Meyer J.H.F., & Flanagan, M.T. (Eds). Threshold Concepts in Practice (Educational Futures: Rethinking Theory and Practice, Volume 68). Rotterdam, Taipei, & Boston: Sense Publishers.

Clarke, A.C., Hubball, H.T., & Webb, A.S. (2016), Developing Institutional Leadership for the Scholarship of Graduate Student Supervision: Lessons Learned in a Canadian Research-Intensive University (pp. 281-300). In Blessinger, P. & Stockley, D. (Eds.) Emerging Directions in Doctoral Education (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Volume 6). New York, NY: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. DOI 10.1108/S2055-364120160000006022

Webb, A. (2015). Research interviews in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Transformative Dialogues, 8(1). Available online
Hubball, H.T., Clarke, A.C., Webb, A., & Johnson, B. (2015). Developing institutional leadership for the scholarship of teaching and learning: Lessons learned with senior educational leaders in multi-national research-intensive university contexts. International Journal of University Teaching and Faculty Development, 4(4). Available online

Webb, A. Wong, T.C., and Hubball, H.T. (2013). Professional development for adjunct teaching faculty in a research intensive university: engagement in scholarly approaches to teaching and learning. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 25(2). Available online

Courses Taught

EDCP 331 – Social Studies Methodologies: Elementary
EDCP 332A – Social Studies Methodologies: Secondary
EDUC 450 / 451 / 452 – Inquiry 1, 2, & 3
International Program for the Scholarship of Educational Leadership (SoEL): UBC Certificate on Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education