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It’s the Year of Indigenous Education here at UBC, and we thought we’d add to the celebration by having an in-depth interview with Dr. Michael Marker, in a return engagement (he was interviewed in Episode 37). There was just so much stuff to talk about that we’ve had to split the interview into two parts!

In this week’s episode, Michael talks about Indigenous knowledge and engagement (especially in schools), how Education is seen within the Inuit Studies community (and how that affects conferences related to the field), how schools are a springboard for transformation, and the great work that ETEC 521 (Indigeneity, Technology, and Education) students have been doing since the course’s inception in the MET program. Be with us next time as well for part 2 of this fascinating interview.

And of course there’s music!

Your hosts also discuss culturally responsive education. How students respond to their teachers and instruction in the classroom is often affected by their cultural backgrounds, and it’s important for teachers to be aware of these issues.  How can teachers adapt their curriculum to take this into account?

All of that, some things that are going on in PDCE, and a podcast recommendation that’s a bit ratty, but also very interesting.

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

To access all links mentioned in this episode, please see our blog post.

Episode 51 (34:41)

Time Stamps

00:19 | Introduction
08:24 | Interview – School as a Springboard for Transformation
28:42 | What’s Happening in PDCE?

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Radiolab

Credits

Our theme  music |  “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent, through a Creative Commons license.

Bumper music

Graciously provided by Dr. Marker

Direct download: DTH_-_Ep_51_-_Final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 8:55am PDT
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Welcome to 2013!

It’s a time of renewal, but also for reflection, and this episode is chock full of reflection. It’s our fiftieth episode (no gifts, please send cash) and we’re celebrating that fact by looking to the past before we go into the future.

Fiona interviews Dr. Marv Westwood, head of the Veterans Transition Program, a wonderful program that helps veterans in their transition back to civilian life. It helps those who have been traumatized by their experiences to get back to a healthy life once they have returned home. It’s a valuable service and has been very helpful to those veterans who have gone through the program. Marv talks about how the program came about, the goals of it, and how it has helped so many veterans as they return. The Royal Canadian Legion has helped fund the project.

Speaking of the Legion, your hosts talk about this Canadian institution, it’s history, what it does in the community both in service of veterans, their families, and even currently servicing men and women.

All of that and what our holidays were like (the movie experience Dave tries to talk about is actually called UltraAVX).

And mime! No audio recording is complete without mime.

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

Find us on iTunes, (or just search for PDCE 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 mobile device you have. Just search for PDCE 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 PDCE or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

To access all links mentioned in this episode, please see our blog post.

Episode 50 (35:28)

Time Stamps

00:31 | Introduction
08:53 | Interview – The Veterans Transition Program
29:36 | What’s Happening in PDCE?

Plug:

Google+ Communities are here!

Credits

Our theme  music |  “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent, through a Creative Commons license.

Bumper music

“Vanguard Extendida” – by Luis Zunel

All selections thanks to Creative Commons licensing.

Direct download: DTH_-_Ep_50_-_Final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 9:26am PDT
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