Inclusive Pedagogical Practices of Instructors in Teacher Education Through Mentoring and Leadership

TitleInclusive Pedagogical Practices of Instructors in Teacher Education Through Mentoring and Leadership
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

This project will focus on professional development for faculty/instructors in teacher education with an emphasis on how to incorporate and assess inclusive pedagogical practices in teaching through mentoring and leadership. Inclusive pedagogical practices attend to how instructors can build their competence to effectively and respectfully engage with content, perspectives, and learning approaches concerned with Indigeneity and/or sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in their teaching given significant commitments to equity, inclusion, and diversity on these priority areas in UBC, Faculty, provincial, and national policies. Instructors will engage in mentoring through intensive and interactive training over 2-3 days, coaching and modeling, reflective dialogues, and collaborative inquiry with goal of enhancing instructor- and student-centered practices within their teaching. Moreover, mentoring will address how anti-colonial, decolonizing, and anti-oppressive teaching practices are applied in specific disciplines of teacher education; moving beyond generalized workshops/seminars, towards developing responsive teaching practices concerned with social justice in education.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJan Hare
Year 1: Funded Amount44,800
Year 1: Team Members

Jan Hare, Associate Dean, Indigenous Education, Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education
Wendy Carr, Professor of Teaching / Dean’s Advisor on Special Projects, Faculty of Education