Summer learning is an important focus for the UBC Faculty of Education with the understanding that summer presents an opportunity for teachers to engage in thoughtful, concentrated professional learning. Below are some of the specialized Summer Institutes available this year, followed by information on the next Transformative Education Leadership Program.
Technology Education teacher candidates are engaged in learning about processes and knowledge related to trades and technology. In this vibrant curricular area, educators teach a variety of vocational and applied subjects such as electronics, engine repair, metal and wood working, as well as robotics, graphic design and/or computer-aided design (CAD).
Home Economics teacher education within UBC’s Bachelor of Education program is unique within BC. As a discipline, Home Economics offers rewarding possibilities for working with young people through food, textiles and families. Teachers of Home Economics work with young people building skills that are lifelong and have meaning for everyday use.
Indigenous education in the Faculty of Education continues to respond to the important changes in the educational landscape that include provincial and national curriculum reform emphasizing Indigenous perspectives and learning approaches, including BC’s redesigned curricula’s First Peoples Principles of Learning. Further, the work of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation has called for professional learning for educators that supports their knowledge about Canada’s residential school history and learning about how to effectively integrate Indigenous knowledges and perspectives into teaching and learning.