UBC Faculty of Education Summer 2017 Teacher Programs: Home Economics – Human Ecology & Everyday Learning

University of British Columbia

Faculty of Education

2017 Programs for Teachers

Focus on Home Economics & Human Ecology



UBC Faculty of Education is offering a number summer institutes with a focus on Home Economics – Human Ecology & Everyday Learning. These professional programs are designed for teachers to build up expertise and to address the changes in the renewed BC curriculum.



Practical & Theoretical Issues

July 4-7 @ Kelowna | EDCP 362B 96A

The New BC Provincial Curriculum for Food Studies, Textiles, and Family Studies offers the opportunity for teachers to review and refresh their teaching. The course will help teachers to consider the new curriculum in detail and to identify the areas where Home Economics is located. Teachers will have opportunity to consider the ways that their teaching can meet the needs of their students within context of the model ­ know, do and understand and create opportunities to address curricular competencies. This course will use a lens of inquiry to explore the curriculum and how it can be applied. Participants will leave this course with scopes and sequences for each curriculum developed throughout the course in partnership with class members.



Using Imaginative Ecological Education as a framework

July 10-14 @ Victoria | EDCP 495B 96A or non-credit

Food is one of our most basic needs, an infinite repository for learning and a powerful vehicle for building relationships. Yet classroom learning and teaching with food is a complex endeavour. This course will help teachers untangle learning intentions and logistics, design engaging learning experiences, access resources, stretch budgets and create meaningful assessment while considering 21st century learning principles. This course will use Imaginative Ecological Education as a framework to inform hands-on teaching and learning in the classroom and community. Students can expect to work collaboratively and taste the fruits of their labour too!



Integrating agricultural literacy and sustainability into classrooms

July 17-21 @ Abbotsford | EDCP 329 96A or non-credit

Food is often taken for granted. Students and society often have limited understanding of the sources, processes, and issues related to food production. The British Columbia Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation has devoted itself to providing teachers with useful resources to help them integrate important concepts related to food, the agriculture industry and environmental sustainability into their classrooms. This course examines best practices in implementation, such as pedagogies of engagement, interdisciplinary/integrative studies, and outdoor studies. Through active participation, field trips, guest speakers, and video presentations, participants will expand their knowledge of agriculture and food concepts and issues and reflect on their own values and orientations.



Health education in the context of physical education

July 24 ­ August 11 @ UBC Vancouver | EDCP 327A 96A

This course examines the nature and practice of health education in the context of physical education. Critical inquiry in health education aims to provide educators with critical perspectives of health, illness and disease. Premised on the World Health Organization¹s definition of health, this course moves beyond individual-focused behavior modification approaches to health and wellbeing, positioning health as a complex social, cultural and biological issue. In particular, issues, such as gender and gender expression, sexuality, social class, race and ethnicity, and age will figure prominently into theoretical and practical oriented approaches to health education.



Visit pdce.educ.ubc.ca/Summer2017 to discover other summer programs.