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Museums are fascinating places, even more so when seen through a child’s eyes. Field trips to museums always carry some special memories that take us back to our childhood. What many of us didn’t realize back then is that museums and museum education programs can play a vital role in our educational background. How do those in charge of these programs get trained, though?

This week, Dave talks to Dr. David Anderson about the new Master of Museum Education program here in the Faculty of Education. David addresses the difference between this program and a typical Master of Education, and how important it is to have teachers who are trained in this field. He also talks about the ever-growing state of museum education, both in Canada and internationally. It’s a wide-ranging discussion that you won’t want to miss.

In addition, your hosts (Dave & Fiona this week) talk about their favourite educational field trips, and we officially welcome Summer and wonder why it has just peeked its head through the door and refuses to come in.

We’d love your feedback on anything. Email us at podcast.eplt@ubc.ca

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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 the links mentioned in this episode, please see our blog page.

Down the Hall - Episode 38 (28:21)

Time Stamps

00:11 | Introduction
08:44 | Interview – Museum Education
25:36 | What’s Happening in EPLT?
Credits

Our theme  music |  ”Digital Stop” by The Sediment Club and “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent, both through a Creative Commons license.

Bumper music

Selection 1 | “Buzzard’s Breath Nothing Doing” by Thumbscrew

Selection 2 | “Orbiting a Distant Planet” by Quantum Jazz

All selections thanks to Creative Commons licensing.

Direct download: DTH_-_Ep_38_-_Final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 9:58am PDT
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What effect has the increasing use of technology had on Indigenous education and the passing on of knowledge from one generation to the next? Technological advances in education can often cut both ways, especially when we move beyond pedagogical issues and think about the cultural issues that they bring up.

In this week’s episode, Dave talks to Dr. Michael Marker about this subject. Michael talks about exploring the ethnohistory of Aboriginal Education, his long path toward helping to bring these issues forward and address them, as well as the importance of media engagement for Indigenous peoples. He also discusses his course in the MET program, ETEC 521 (Indigeneity, Technology, and Education) and the importance of cross-cultural inquiry. It’s a fascinating interview that we hope you’ll enjoy. We know you’ll get a lot out of it.

In addition to that, your hosts discuss this week’s death of noted science fiction author Ray Bradbury and the deep meaning of his classic novel, Fahrenheit 451.

Plus a musical treat!

We’d love your feedback on anything. Email us at podcast.eplt@ubc.ca

Find us on iTunes, (or just search for EPLT or Down the Hall in the podcast section of iTunes)

And we are now on Stitcher and Blackberry Podcasts too! So you can take us with you no matter what phone you have. Just search for EPLT or Down the Hall on your Stitcher or Blackberry Podcast app if you don’t currently have access to the web.

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 the links mentioned in this episode, please go to our blog page.

Down the Hall - Episode 37 (38:08)

Time Stamps

00:11 | Introduction
05:28 | Interview – Indigeneity and Technology
35:12 | What’s Happening in EPLT?
Credits

Our theme  music |  ”Digital Stop” by The Sediment Club and “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent, both through a Creative Commons license.

Bumper music

Graciously provided to us by Dr. Marker

Direct download: DTH_-_Ep_37_-_Final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 1:55pm PDT
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