Creating a User-driven Platform and Curriculum for Sharing of Place-based Expression for the UBC Teacher Education Program

TitleCreating a User-driven Platform and Curriculum for Sharing of Place-based Expression for the UBC Teacher Education Program
Faculty/College/UnitEducation
StatusActive
Duration1 Year
Initiation04/01/2019
Project Summary

This project is intended to create an integrative cross-disciplinary curriculum initiative for Bachelor of Education teacher candidates to use as a knowledge mobilization vehicle in their classrooms to meet the requirements of the Digital Literacy Framework as outlined in BC’s New Curriculum. PhoneMe is a place- based, geotagged, online mapping of mobile phone-native, spoken word poetry. With over 150 poems already published, we host an open access social media platform that promotes digital literacy development. We have already conducted workshops in the UBC Learning Exchange, nə́c̓aʔmat ct Library, several BC schools, and the BEd program (LLED 366, 367, and 449). With TLEF funding we will automate the website with tagging and search functions and user-curated content management. We will also develop a full curriculum package and train instructors of multi-section Language and Literacy Education courses LLED 361 (Secondary), 350 (Elementary), EDUC 210 (Ritsumeikan Program), as well as LLED 367 (Teaching Writing).

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorKedrick James
Year 1: Funded Amount24,000
Year 1: Team Members

Kedrick James, Director, Digital Literacy Centre, Language and Literacy Education / Senior Instructor, Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education
Amber Moore, Doctoral Student, Language and Literacy Education / DLC Research Assistant / Project Manager
Yuya Takeda, Doctoral Student, Language and Literacy Education / DLC Research Assistant / Project Manager
Rachel Horst, Doctoral Student, Language and Literacy Education / DLC Research Assistant / Project Manager