EDST 498A: Creating Inclusive Spaces, Advancing Equity, and Using Anti-Racism Pedagogy

JULY 23 – AUGUST 9 (Tuesday TO Friday)   1:00 p.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

Format: Online – synchronous

The course will allow students to develop an understanding of contemporary issues relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion in a variety of contexts. Students will explore the nature of societal power structures in relation to diversity, equity, and inclusion in Canada; and as a result, how social norms shape individual identity. Specifically, critical analyses of how power and privilege are systemic (producing inequities) will be explored and discussed. Before designing strategies for inclusive learning, students will understand ways in which curriculum and teaching approaches can perpetuate existing inequities.

This course will provide strategic tools to address situations that involve discrimination, harassment, and denial of rights. In addition, it will provide example lessons, scenarios, and readings. Collaboratively, these issues will be discussed, and lesson ideas will be shared for the purposes of classroom instruction. The course will allow students to design and implement a social action initiative relating to an equity, diversity, or social justice issue that can be utilized in their future classes.

After this course, participants will:

  • review issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in society, school, and classroom – with a specific focus on power structures.
  • explain and demonstrate the benefits of a diverse literature-based program
  • explore and describe instructional strategies to teach equity – look at some units/lessons
  • distinguish anti-racist pedagogy/genres of text used in various areas of the curriculum (social studies, science, arts, etc.)
  • describe and compile resources and strategies that address diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and First Peoples’ Principles of Learning.

Dr. Andrea Dulay

Dr. Andrea Dulay is an adjunct professor in the Language and Literacy Department of the Faculty of Education at UBC Vancouver.  She has taught a variety of courses in the Department of Language and Literacy at UBC, but her focus is literacy practices, assessment, and anti-racist pedagogy.  Her doctoral work examined the experiences of second-generation Indo-Canadian students with BC provincial exams.  Dulay’s teaching in the Bachelor of Education program focuses on English language learning methodologies, multiple literacies combined with assessment; in addition, she incorporates anti-racist pedagogy in her teaching and encourages students to meaningfully design lessons/units with First Peoples Perspectives of Learning. She is interested in researching best practices in language, learning assessment, anti-racist pedagogy, and disseminating these practices to teacher candidates in the teaching education program. Her 25 years of experience as a teacher in the K-12 system compliments her work in the teacher education program.

For the last 25 years, Dulay has worked as a BC educator in the K-12 system in many capacities.  Since 2009, Dulay has served as a UBC Convocation Senator working with various Senate sub-committees with the most recent being the Senate Curriculum Committee. She was also appointed as the BC Agent, by the Ministry of Education, to some BC offshore schools in Asia.  Her work in the K-12 BC school system has allowed Dulay to share first-hand experiences and best teaching/learning practices in classrooms combined with pedagogical research.

Andrea Dulay was born in Vancouver but has lived in Richmond BC since 1970.  She is a product of the BC public school system. UBC has been an important part of Dulay’s life as a student, instructor, researcher, senator, and parent of a UBC student.

How to register

To register for courses, please visit the Student Service Centre (SSC).

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Service Centre (SSC).

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Service Centre (SSC). You must have current Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

To register for a course, you will first need to submit an online application via Education Planner BC portal

  • Sign up for your EducationPlannerBC Account and follow the instructions to complete your applicant profile.
  • Select University of British Columbia as the institution you want to apply to
  • Select the upcoming Winter Session: September – December
  • Select “Access Studies”
  • Under “Access Studies” section, indicate that your program of interest is the Okanagan School of Education’s Summer Institute in Education Summer Session May – August.
  • Once all necessary fields are filled in, click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.
  • You will be prompted to review your EPBC application and pay an application fee.

Once you have paid the application fee, email nondegree.ok@ubc.ca if you want UBC to process it quicker. If not, it will take three to five business days for UBC to admit you.

Please contact sie.education@ubc.ca with your UBC student number and courses of interest.