Down the Hall – Episode 51 – School is the Springboard for Transformation – Part 1

It’s the Year of Indigenous Education here at UBC, and we thought we’d add to the celebration by having an in-depth interview with Dr. Michael Marker, in a return engagement (he was interviewed in Episode 37). There was just so much stuff to talk about that we’ve had to split the interview into two parts!

In this week’s episode, Michael talks about Indigenous knowledge and engagement (especially in schools), how Education is seen within the Inuit Studies community (and how that affects conferences related to the field), how schools are a springboard for transformation, and the great work that ETEC 521 (Indigeneity, Technology, and Education) students have been doing since the course’s inception in the MET program. Be with us next time as well for part 2 of this fascinating interview.

And of course there’s music!

Your hosts also discuss culturally responsive education. How students respond to their teachers and instruction in the classroom is often affected by their cultural backgrounds, and it’s important for teachers to be aware of these issues.  How can teachers adapt their curriculum to take this into account?

All of that, some things that are going on in PDCE, and a podcast recommendation that’s a bit ratty, but also very interesting.

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

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Episode 51 (34:41)

Time Stamps

00:19 | Introduction

Preparing for Culturally Responsive Teaching” by Geneva Gay (Journal of Teacher Education, 2002)

ETEC 565G – Culture & Communication in Virtual Learning Environments (MET course)

08:24 | Interview – School as a Springboard for Transformation

Interview with Dr. Michael Marker

28:42 | What’s Happening in PDCE?

Diploma in Special Education – UBC Campus

Investigating Our Practices 2013 – Listen to Dr. Tony Clarke talk about the conference before last year’s edition.

MED2 – Master of Museum Education (Vancouver)

REA4 – MED cohort in Educational Administration & Leadership (Richmond)

NSE5 – MED cohort in Educational Administration & Leadership (North Vancouver)



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Our theme  music |  “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent, through a Creative Commons license.

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Graciously provided by Dr. Marker