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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.

We’d love your feedback on anything. Email us at podcast.eplt@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 EPLT or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

To access all of the links mentioned in the podcast, please go to our blog page.

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

29:44 | Interview - Indigenous Education

Interview with Dr. Jo-ann Archibald

52:27 | What's Happening in EPLT?

To access all of the links mentioned in the podcast, please go to our blog page.

Credits

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.

The next episode will be posted March 2, 2012.

Direct download: ep29.mp3
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This week’s episode is a reflective one, where we talk about the importance of teacher inquiry and the examination of teaching practices. In fact, it’s not a bad thing in any profession to reflect on the way you do things, see how others do them, and seek to improve your own practices.

Dave talks to Dr. Tony Clarke, a professor in the Curriculum & Pedagogy department here in the Faculty of Education. Dave and Tony touch on self-inquiry among educators as the central principle of Investigating Our Practices(IOP), a conference held here each May.

Tony demystifies the academic conference experience, discussing how IOP makes newcomers feel comfortable, how it’s more collaborative than traditional conferences, and what makes it fun. Listeners can also gain some insight into developing their presentation proposals (accepted until Feb. 24, 2012, despite Dave saying February 20 in the episode itself).

In addition to that, we give you a heads-up on some new off-campus Master of Education cohorts, tease you with some summer activities that you may want to consider, and tell you about an opportunity to win a $50 gift card from the UBC Bookstore!

Finally, what would a reflective episode be without a brief discussion of Bill Murray, Groundhog Day, play-off beards, and zombies? A not very reflective one, that’s what!

We’d love your feedback on anything. Period. Who knows? Maybe we’ll even read it on the air. Email us at podcast.eplt@ubc.ca

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

Down the Hall – Episode 28 (27:14) - February 3, 2012

Segments:

00:11 – Introduction

04:49 – Interview – The Importance of Teacher Inquiry

Interview with Dr. Tony Clarke

22:13 – What’s Happening in EPLT

To access all of the links mentioned in the podcast, please go to our blog page.

Credits:

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

Bumper music:

Selection 1: “Rich Man’s Money” by The Rhythm Hounds

Selection 2: ”Snake Skin Blues” by Dickey F

Next episode will be posted on Friday, February 17, 2012

Direct download: Down_the_Hall_-_Episode_28.mp3
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