Jan
12
Thu
Pulling Together Series: A Guide for Curriculum Developers
Jan 12 – Feb 16 all-day

This six-part webinar series will review Pulling Together: A Guide for Curriculum Developers with our facilitator Tanya Ball. Whether you’re an Indigenous or non-Indigenous person, through this journey you will gain insight into your own culture and background and the privileges or oppressions that have affected your life, and you will identify biases or gaps in your knowledge. You will question the pervasive dominance of Western epistemologies, pedagogies, and resources within curriculum and make space for including Indigenous ways of being that can benefit all learners. You will engage in the emotional work of confronting the trauma of colonization and building stronger relationships with Indigenous people and communities and actively participate in the hands-on work of revising your curriculum and pedagogical approaches.

The goals of this six-part webinar series include the following:

  • Learn the importance of Indigenous worldviews and how to incorporate them into your curriculum, teaching style, and practice.
  • Review ethical and relational protocols within your institutions.
  • Reflect on your own agency in regards to Indigenization, and take action toward systemic change in your institution.
  • Network with other participants in the series to share perspectives.

Facilitator

Tanya Ball (she/her) is a Michif woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Treaty 1 Territory. She is currently living in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta), where she is enrolled in the PhD program with the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. She is working with her family from St. Ambroise to research the connections between Michif storytelling and experiences of religion. She is also a sessional instructor at the School of Information Studies at the University of Alberta, teaching LIS 598 Indigenous Librarianship within a Canadian context, and a co-host for masinahikan iskwêwak: Book Women Podcast.

Registration is now closed.

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Feb
16
Thu
Research Speaker Series: Arts-Based Research
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Session Description:

But I Am Not An artist: Arts-Based Research In the Social Sciences and Humanities

Throughout history art-making has been an instrument of knowledge creation and dissemination, whether making marks on the world or simply creating aesthetic interventions that signal a person, object, artifact, action, event, or phenomenon as uniquely valuable, sacred, or life-sustaining. Art is how members of every society and civilization render visual narratives of things cherished and tales often remembered. This is because art tells stories, reflects realities, and inspires alternative dreams. Art brings joy and happiness, but it can also disrupt and astonish us.

Pause! Can you imagine a world without the arts? What if we could use the arts to tackle social phenomena such as inequalities and social and environmental injustices? What if we could use the arts for teaching and learning and as a research practice in the social sciences? Arts-based research is a participatory research practice that connects embodied visual literacy to more traditional academic research practices in social sciences, through which art forms are used to generate, interpret, or communicate research knowledge. Arts-based research is for educators, practitioners, non-professional trained artists, policymakers, community leaders, and social scientists.

Using the field of informal education as our territory for exploration, this lecture will introduce you to contemporary discourses on arts-based research by showing you concrete examples from Brazil, South Africa, and Jordan.

In this session we will answer the following questions:

  • Where do I start?
  • What do I need?
  • What does it look like?
  • How does art become data?

Facilitator:

Bruno de Oliveira Jayme, PhD, is a long story: a queer activist, an arts animator, and a critical educator. He is becoming an artist everyday through his connections, interconnections, and misconnections in the worlds. He thinks he is a verb. The dirty streets of São Paulo, the uncomfortable comfortable Canadian life, and the politics of social movements in Latin America inform Bruno’s art education practices. He has a funny accent from the same place he was born and raised, Brasil (with s). Bruno is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. He works at the edge of “What’s next?” Arts–based research, community museums, community art, critical pedagogy, and transformative learning are the things that make him alive. Following John Dewey, Bruno cannot imagine social change without the arts, because the arts surface stories that have been untold, under-told, wrongly told, and suppressed through colonization. His teaching and research are informed by, constructed on, and mediated through the arts in a post-modern sense. Can you imagine a world without the arts?

More About This Series:

BCcampus is happy to be hosting a spring 2023 Research Speaker Series that offers all BCcampus research fellows and scholars across post-secondary institutions in B.C. an opportunity to learn and share your knowledge and advocacy on research methods, approaches, and pedagogies regarding accessibility; access; equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); and Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning. These livestream webinars, which typically take place on Thursdays once every three weeks, allow you to hear about new research directly from researchers involved and give you a chance to ask questions about the meaning and interpretation of their findings. If you are unable to attend, recorded webinars of presentations will be made available within a week of the event.

What you’ll take away:

  • Broaden your knowledge and research skills/capacity in the B.C. post-secondary context.
  • Learn more about research, Indigenizing research, EDI in research, decolonizing research, and accessibility.
  • Be inspired to participate in research communities of practice or explore the themes in your studies or work.
  • Connect with academics and community members who share your interests.

Other events in this series:

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Feb
22
Wed
Micro-Credentials: Competencies at the Core
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Learn about competencies, one of the core components of micro-credentials, from experts in the field. Keynote speaker Lena Patterson from Toronto Metropolitan University will explore why competencies are at the core of micro-credentials. International competency expert Dennis Green will describe what competencies are, including how to write competency statements and how to build competency frameworks. In addition, panelists from two institutions and their industry partners (including employers) will share how they worked together to identify and meet competency needs, how learning design is impacted by a competency-based approach, and how micro-credentials are recognized by employers. Engage in interactive exercises throughout the day and get to the core of micro-credentials in B.C.

Schedule

Welcome and acknowledgements 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Dr. Lena Patterson: Why are competencies are at the core of micro credentials? 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Questions 9:45 am – 10:00 am
Break 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Review of B.C.’s definition of micro-credentials Interactive exercise 10:15 am – 10:50 am
Dennis Green: What are competencies and competency frameworks? 10:50 am – 11:50 am
Questions 11:50 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Panel 1: How did Vancouver Community College and the creative technology industry work together to create a competency based micro-credential? How was the micro-credential recognized by employer Industrial Light & Magic? 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Questions 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Panel 2: How did British Columbia Institute of Technology and the construction industry work together to create a competency-based micro-credential? How was it recognized by employers? 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Questions 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Review and conclusion 3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Micro-Credentials: Competency at the Core is an online event over Zoom on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. PT.

Keynote Speaker

Lena Patterson, MA, EdD

Lena (she/her) is the program director of Micro-credentials and Business Development at the Chang School of Continuing Education at Toronto Metropolitan University, where she serves continuing education learners through competency-based assessment and recognition carried out through a newly established micro-credential strategy and portfolio. She has 11 years of experience in higher education and non-profit leadership focused on open education, online and technology-enabled teaching and learning, education and industry pathways, and micro-credentials.

Prior to joining the Chang School, Lena was senior director of programs and stakeholder relations at eCampusOntario, where she led the design and implementation of the eCampusOntario Micro-credential Principles and Framework and popularized the framework for system application through pilot funding, research, and community engagement. She co-authored a series of discussion papers on the topic, including “Is the Future Micro? Unbundling Learning for Access and Flexibility.”

In the fall of 2021 Lena completed her doctorate at Western University in educational leadership with an emphasis on non-profit leadership and ambidextrous learning organizations. She is the proud president of the board at Open Education Global, co-president of the Ontario Council for University Lifelong Learning, and co-founder of Microcredentials Sans Frontières, an open international network dedicated to cultivating a deeper understanding of the design, development, delivery, and effectiveness of micro-credential opportunities across the learning lifespan.

Dennis Green

Dennis (he/him) founded South Arm Training and Development in 2019 afterDennis Green smiling for a picture outdoors. 30 years of working in the tourism and hospitality industry in both operational and strategic workforce development roles. He’s passionate about the intersection of work, technology, and learning. Since forming South Arm Training and Development, he has focused on competency framework development, prior skill recognition, and training and certification strategies with organizations across Canada and internationally.

Dennis is co-author of the eCampusOntario Open Competency Toolkit and has over 15 years of experience developing competency-based standards, training, and assessment approaches across a wide range of organizations and industries. He recently acted as the lead technical editor and member of the executive committee for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association’s Recommended Practices for Competency Development standard and continues to collaborate with international experts on competency development and competency-based education.

 

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Feb
24
Fri
FLO Friday: Assessment Strategies for Linguistic Justice
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In the past two years, linguistic justice, or the decolonization of language, has emerged as an important dimension for equity and inclusion. In this workshop, our facilitators will use context-specific examples to introduce assessment strategies for linguistic justice. Participants will engage in mini-activities to develop an understanding of linguistic justice concepts and macro-level strategies useful for planning assessment practices. These assessment strategies will be exemplified using writing-intensive assignments and pedagogical contexts.

Learning objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of linguistic justice concepts and contexts.
  • Apply linguistic justice concepts to assessment strategies.
  • Exemplify macro- and micro-level assessment strategies.

FLO Facilitators

Anita Chaudhuri is an assistant professor of teaching in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Her research in the area of identity constructions of language learners and their development in writing and communication has been published in TESOL Quarterly, BC TEAL Journal, and Writing & Pedagogy and as a chapter contribution in Affect, Embodiment, and Place in Critical Literacy: Assembling Theory and Practice. She is also interested in how pedagogical practices such as writing across curriculum and culturally sustaining pedagogy impact curriculum development and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Jordan Stouck is an associate professor of teaching in the Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. She has taught composition for the past 18 years at both UBC and the University of Lethbridge and served as director of UBC’s Centre for Scholarly Communication (2013–2014) and as associate dean (2019–2022). She is the co-author of two Canadian editions of the composition textbook Writing Today.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Mar
9
Thu
Research Speaker Series: Inclusive and Accessible Research
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Research Speaker Series: Inclusive and Accessible Research

How we can be more inclusive and accessible in conducting research? 

This is an introductory workshop on how to conduct research that is inclusive of all people. The workshop focuses on identifying and addressing barriers to accessibility and inclusion in research, such as unconscious bias, lack of representation, and inaccessible research methods. The goal is to give you strategies, tools, and resources to create research that is inclusive, equitable, and respectful of all participants.  

In this session you will: 

  • Recognize and identify barriers to accessibility and inclusion in research, such as unconscious bias, and lack of representation. 
  • Learn how biases can impact research. 
  • Identify a variety of inaccessible research methods. 
  • Develop strategies for addressing and overcoming barriers to accessibility and inclusion in your research, such as creating inclusive research teams and recruiting diverse participants. 

Facilitator:

Dr. Afsaneh Sharif is a senior project manager/instructional designer at the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. She has more than 20 years of experience in open, distance/online, blended, and technology-enhanced program development, faculty/staff development, course development, and project management. She is currently serving as a member of the B.C. Digital Learning Advisory Committee, and her expertise in online learning and instructional design is recognized nationally and internationally. She serves on a few international editorial boards, including the International Journal of Instruction, and is a visiting professor at Rovira i Virgili University in Spain. Her particular interests include quality enhancement, inclusive/accessible design, online learning, communities of practice, open education, and Universal Design for Learning.

More About This Series:

BCcampus is happy to be hosting a spring 2023 Research Speaker Series that offers all BCcampus research fellows and scholars across post-secondary institutions in B.C. an opportunity to learn and share your knowledge and advocacy on research methods, approaches, and pedagogies regarding accessibility; access; equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); and Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning. These livestream webinars, which typically take place on Thursdays once every three weeks, allow you to hear about new research directly from researchers involved and give you a chance to ask questions about the meaning and interpretation of their findings. If you are unable to attend, recorded webinars of presentations will be made available within a week of the event.

What you’ll take away:

  • Broaden your knowledge and research skills/capacity in the B.C. post-secondary context.
  • Learn more about research, Indigenizing research, EDI in research, decolonizing research, and accessibility.
  • Be inspired to participate in research communities of practice or explore the themes in your studies or work.
  • Connect with academics and community members who share your interests.

Other events in this series:

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.