Weaving together Arts with STEM: Creating a living repository of pedagogical resources for UBC B.Ed., Graduate and Diploma Students

TitleWeaving together Arts with STEM: Creating a living repository of pedagogical resources for UBC B.Ed., Graduate and Diploma Students
Faculty/College/UnitEducation
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2019
Project Summary

The new BC curriculum emphasizes big ideas, inquiry, interdisciplinarity, and Indigenous ways of knowing. This unto itself poses an immense challenge to a Faculty of 700+ B.Ed., 800+ Diploma, 1100+ graduate students and thousands of alumni. In one short year, we educate teachers who will shape BC’s future. We all have the best intentions, but with our large fragmented Faculty, it is extremely challenging to integrate our courses, curricula, and pedagogies beyond a limited subset of subjects (noted within the 2018 external review). This two-year proposal addresses this challenge by creating a Faculty-wide repository consisting of interdisciplinary resources designed by students, instructors, and staff that respond to the new BC curriculum. As a common denominator, we chose science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education that crosses disciplinary boundaries and weaves the arts and the sciences in order to educate teachers who are ready to embrace the 21st century challenges.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorLorrie Miller
Year 1: Funded Amount28,282
Year 1: Team Members

Lorrie Miller, Program Coordinator / Lecturer, Teacher Education Office, Faculty of Education
Marina Milner-Bolotin, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education
Yvonne Dawydiak, Instructional Specialist, Faculty-wide Programs, Faculty of Education