Ep 68 – Enhancing Education Around the World

In the western world, we sometimes take education for granted. That isn’t the case in less-developed areas of the world. How can education in these areas be improved and teachers trained so that kids growing up without easy access to education can still succeed?

In this week’s episode, Dave talks to Noble Kelly about just this subject. Noble is the founder of Education Beyond Borders, an organization that is “devoted to closing the global education divide through teacher professional development and community education.” Noble talks about the work of the organization in South Africa as well as other initiatives they are taking on. Most importantly, how they are helping to meet one of the United Nations Millenium Development Goals to achieve universal primary education around the world.

Your hosts are both sick with colds, so they let Noble do most of talking. Though Dave does give a brief update of what he saw at V-Con this year.

We’d love to hear from you about your thoughts on our discussions or interviews and we’re always open to hearing suggestions for the show. Email us at podcast.pdce@ubc.ca.

Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts and guests, and not necessarily the views of either PDCE or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

Episode 68 (34:33)

Time Stamps

00:22 | Introduction

Master Chief Cosplay

7:38 | Noble Kelly Interview
32:31 | What’s happening at PDCE
  • MEd in Curriculum Studies (TGU3) (Teaching Games for Understanding) | Vancouver – Apply by January 6, 2014. Info session: Thursday, October 24 in North Vancouver
  • MEd in Modern Languages Education (FRM4) (French) | Online & Face-to-Face (Vancouver/Montreal – Apply by January 31, 2014. Info Session: Monday, October 28 – online
  • MEd in Literacy Education (IKP2) (Indigenous Knowledge & Pedagogies) | Burnaby – Apply by January 31, 2014. Info sessions: Tuesday, October 29 in Burnaby and Monday, November 4 in Vancouver

Down the Hall theme music | “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent
Bumper Music | “Check Your Math” by D.J. Spooky

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