Summer Institute in Education will change to an online delivery for 2020.

Instructors will post their updated course syllabus, format and assignments on Canvas (canvas.ok.ubc.ca) once they’re available. Students must be available during the currently posted course dates and times as courses may be synchronous, asynchronous or a combination of both. More information.

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EDST 498O: Science Inquiry in the Classroom

July 6 – 24 (Monday to thursday)   9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


This course will be interactive, collaborative, and based on the seven OECD Principles of Learning. We will consider many practical approaches to authentically bring meaningful, student-driven science-based inquiry into the classroom. We will explore how to provoke student questioning in order to drive inquiry around areas of student interests, and how to use this as a tool to bring B.C.’s redesigned curriculum to life. Course participants will:

    • engage in their own inquiry as to how inquiry-based approaches foster the development of the curricular and core competencies in all learners.
    • be invited to explore and co-create provocations as they plan how to begin inquiries with the students in their own classrooms.
    • learn from research, case studies, and from other local teachers who are engaging in inquiry with their students.

This course will include a selection of current literature, reflective practices, and hands-on, practical approaches to teaching and learning about science for all grade levels. This course is designed for both beginning teachers and teachers looking to continue their professional growth journey. All participants will be invited to explore ways to design learning around the interests of their students and provide avenues for students to explore and build rich understanding, with emphasis on nurturing the development of the competencies.

Throughout this course, students will be reflecting on their growth in the following areas:

  • applying inquiry processes in own context as a teacher and/or learner.
  • recognize that, though there may be common steps, inquiry can take many pathways depending on the learners and the context of each situation.
  • communicate understanding of inquiry processes and how inquiry connects to the OECD Principles of Learning.
  • be metacognitive about own thinking and learning.

Lindsey Schroeder

Lindsey is a teacher with School District 23’s Instructional Leadership team. She believes in fostering cultures where students are empowered to have agency over their learning and develop the competencies they will need to become successful citizens.

 

 

 

 

How to apply

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). If you intend on taking a 400-level course, please ensure that you receive prior approval by your graduate supervisor using this form.

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 Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have 2020 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.

Apply to take select coursework as a non-degree student at through the Non-Degree Access Studies Application.

Please note: There is no option for “May 2020 – Aug. 2020.” You will need to apply for “Sept. 2020 – Dec. 2020”, and indicate in the question “Please tell us why you are applying to take courses at UBC through Non Degree Studies” that you are applying for the Summer Institute in Education. If you require assistance, please email sie.education@ubc.ca

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the  Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have 2020 Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.