Down the Hall – Episode 29 – Watch and Learn

This week’s episode has a little something for everyone.  Are you interested in Indigenous cultures and education? How about drama? Cool movies? We’ve got them all.

We open the episode with five of our favourite educational films, giving you an overview of them and just why we love them so much. We can guarantee that you wouldn’t have guessed them when we teased you last episode. If you did, then we’re suitably impressed, and we wish we had a prize to give you.

After that, Dave talks to Dr. George Belliveau about the use of Drama in Education, as well as EPLT’s summer institute, “Drama, Literacy, and Diverse Learning.”  George discusses how using drama as a teaching technique can help engage students in their learning on many subjects, as well as making it more fun for them in the process. It’s not just for teachers in a classroom, but anybody who is involved in some sort of educational practice.  Drama can also be good as a research tool for pedagogies and teaching techniques too. George has written many articles on this topic.

He also discusses the institute itself, what sorts of students may be interested in it (not just teachers), how it works, and what students will take from it once they have completed it. Many of the questions prospective students in the institute may have are answered in this interview.

Jenny then interviews Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Associate Dean of Indigenous Education. They discuss the value Indigenous Education brings to all members of UBC’s community, and Jo-ann highlights some upcoming opportunities at the First Nations House of Learning.

There is, however, a noticeable dearth of zombie references in this episode. We will have to work on that.

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More details, including the link to the episode itself and the time stamps, after the jump.

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Down the Hall – Episode 29 (54:45)

Time Stamps

00:11 | Introduction
10:38 | Interview – Drama, Literacy, and the Diverse Classroom

Interview with Dr. George Belliveau

2012 Drama Education Summer Institute

29:44 | Interview – Indigenous Education

Interview with Dr. Jo-ann Archibald

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP)
UBC Teacher Education Program
Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE)
Ts’‘Kel Indigenous Graduate Studies in Education
Canadian Journal of Native Education (CJNE)
Indigenous Knowledges & Indigenous Pedagogies M.Ed. Program (IKP1)
Hands Back, Hands Forward Conference

52:27 | What’s Happening in EPLT?

M.Ed in Indigenous Knowledges & Indigenous Pedagogies (IKP1) – Vancouver –Deadline: March 1, 2012

Master of Museum Education (MMED) – Vancouver – Deadline: March 1, 2012

Master of Education – Physical Education (TGU2) – Lower Mainland – Deadline: February 29, 2012

Historical Thinking Project (Summer Institute) – in Toronto – Deadline: April 16, 2012

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Our theme  music | “The Pharaos Theme” by The Pharaos through a Creative Commons license

Bumper music

Selection 1 | “Zombie Nation” by Jose Travieso.

Selection 2 | “I cannot describe my happiness” by Paneye.

Selection 3 | “60s French Pop” by Cocolixe.

All selections thanks to Creative Commons licensing.