The mission of the Department of Educational Studies (EDST) is to advance knowledge about critical issues facing education, educators, and learners in multiple contexts.
EDST strives to provide students with learning opportunities that are transformative and that support their life goals. Through our multi-disciplinary scholarship, teaching, service and our community engagement, we provide and develop leadership to address complex issues throughout and within a wide variety of educational domains, including:
Indigenous education, life-long and life wide learning, K-12 contexts, educational policy and governance, higher education, and the cultural, historical, sociological, political, and philosophical foundations of education.
In pursing our mission, students, faculty, and staff in EDST value: equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and social justice, support for Indigenous educational advancement and decolonization, respectful engagement with our community partners, criticality in our approach to educational orthodoxies, and integrity in our relationships.
Interested in videos of EDST Research Day Keynotes and other EDST events? Check out EDST’s Video Library! Here you can find recordings of keynotes, graduate student workshops, alumni profiles, and more.