September 2010

Archive for September, 2010

Celebrate Learning Week

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

In about one month, UBC will be having a very special event called “Celebrate Learning Week“. It is interesting that the Celebrate Learning week is not even a week. It is a 9-day celebration of learning on UBC campus. Our Department’s (Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the UBC Faculty of Education) mission is to […]

UBC Ranked 30th in the World

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Today Times Higher Education released its 2010-2011 world university rankings. Thanks to modern technology these rankings are easily available and we all can see where we are compared to other universities. I was very proud to find out that we are ranked 30th in the world. Actually 9 Canadian Universities are ranked among the top […]

Youth, Technology and Learning: Worth watching

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

In my view it is a very interesting video. Although it is a little outdated, it is still very relevant to how we teach and how our students and children learn. I also think it reinforces the idea of inquiry-based or interactive teaching. This generations learns by doing and messing with things, rather than listening […]

First Day of School… Am I ready for it?

Monday, September 6th, 2010

As the first day of school is fast approaching, I keep asking myself if I am ready for it. This term I will be teaching a Problem-Based Learning cohort of student-teachers (future elementary school teachers) as well as supervising student-teachers during their school practicum. My science methods course syllabus is ready and I have been […]

Technology: Will it change how our classrooms look or how our students learn?

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

As we are going back to school, many of us keep thinking how technology will change the coming school year. Will it help us make our classes more meaningful and exciting for the students? Will it help us reach each and every student? Will it make our lives more interesting and exciting or will it […]

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