Home Economics Education – Victoria

Summer Institute

Health Education and Ecology of Food Studies

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These courses are included in the Home Economics Education diploma, and may be taken independently for credit.

Health Education
EDCP 326/96A | July 8–12, 2013

This course is an introduction to health education, which will introduce, and help students gain a greater understanding of health education today. Emphasis will be given to identifying what constitutes health education, historical and contemporary approaches to health education, forces that influence health education, current curriculum initiatives related to health education, and pedagogical approaches appropriate for health education.

This course may be taken as part of an undergraduate program or as part of the Diploma Program in Home Economics or Health Education.

Ecology of Food Studies
EDCP 495E/96A | July 15–19, 2013

This course is designed to prepare students for teaching food studies at the middle and secondary level. Drawing from a variety of readings, group discussion and hands-on learning experiences, we will explore the practical aspects of teaching foods, as well as contemporary themes, including how to infuse an ecological perspective into our pedagogy.

Assignments will help students reflect critically on their roles and responsibilities as a foods teacher, as well as engage in the planning and practice of delivering teaching resources.

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Mary Gale Smith

Health Education
EDCP 326/96A | July 8–12, 2013

Mary Gale Smith, Ph.D. is a sessional instructor and faculty advisor in Curriculum & Pedagogy at UBC. She teaches courses in home economics, global education, research methods, action research, agriculture in the classroom and health education.

Robin Ruff

Ecology of Food Studies
EDCP 495E/96A | July 15–19, 2013

Robin Ruff holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and has teaching specialties in biology and outdoor, ecological, experiential education. She has taught Curriculum and Pedagogy in Home Economics for Elementary and Middle years as a sessional instructor, and presently teaches Foods and Nutrition at the secondary level.

Victoria, BC

Location TBA

July 8–12, 2013

EDCP 326/96A | Health Education
8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Monday–Friday

JULY 15–19, 2013

EDCP 495E/96A | Ecology of Food Studies
8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Monday–Friday

UBC Students

Current UBC students can register for the courses through the Student Service Centre, using their Campus Wide Login, in one or both of:

  • EDCP 326/96A | Health Education: Curriculum and Pedagogy
    (3 credits)
  • EDCP 495E/96A | Special topics in Home Economics in Education – Ecology of Food Studies (3 credits)

Admission to UBC

Undergraduate Students

All non-UBC students wishing to register in the courses must be first be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education. Information on admission/readmission is available on the Teacher Education Office website.

Visiting Graduate Students

To be eligible for admission as a visiting student to UBC, students must be currently registered in a graduate program with good standing at the home university.

The Western Deans’ agreement does not apply to this institute program.

For assistance with the online admission procedures, contact the Curriculum & Pedagogy graduate secretary, Basia Zurek.

UBC Students

For current tuition information please refer to the UBC Calendar.

Visiting Graduate Students

Visiting graduate students who wish to take credit courses must register for those courses and will be assessed tuition fees at the prevailing graduate per credit rate, plus authorized student fees.

Tuition fees are subject to review by The University of British Columbia.

Tuition Fee Certificates

Current UBC students may use Tuition Fee Certificates for this program. The certificate does not cover the cost of course materials or any other fees. Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement for more information:
604.822.2013 | pdce.educ@ubc.ca