Andrea Webb

Scarfe 1326C




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. She believes that the role of an educator is to help learners equip themselves with the skills to make intelligent, reasoned decisions; whether that be in the classroom or their own research.

Andrea works to foster SoTL in higher education. She is on the program advisory board for the International Program for the Scholarship of Educational Leadership (SoEL): UBC Certificate on Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education<> and is on the Board of the SoTL Canada special interest group. Dr. Webb is a recipient of the Higher Education Academy prestigious recognition of excellence in educational leadership and teaching at the university level – Senior Fellowship, as well as the Faculty of Education Sessional and Lecturer Teaching Award and the UBC Alma Mater Society Just Desserts Award.

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Invited Presentations

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

Threshold Concepts in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Colloquium Series, National University for Educational Policy and Administration, Delhi, India. (April, 2016)

Threshold Concepts for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: International Academic Leaders’ Perspectives, Abu Dhabi University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (April 2016)

Teaching Historical Thinking, Biennial Shafran Teachers’ Conference, Vancouver Holocaust Teacher Education Centre, Vancouver, BC. (February 2015)

Selected Publications

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 – Inquiry 1
EDUC 451 – Inquiry 2
Practicum Supervision