Classroom Climate

Fall 2021 Update from the Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning Team

Fall 2021 Update from the Anti-Racist Teaching and Learning Team

We want to extend a belated welcome back to everyone, and we hope the start of the academic year has been treating you well.

What I Learned in Class Today Project: Listening to Student Voices of the Past and Present

What I Learned in Class Today Project: Listening to Student Voices of the Past and Present

The Power of a Single Story On September 30th, members of the UBC community along with workplaces and schools across the country, will pause to recognize the historical and ongoing effects of the Canadian residential school system.

Walking the Talk: A Conversation with UBC Educators on Indigenous Engagement

Walking the Talk: A Conversation with UBC Educators on Indigenous Engagement

Indigenous Engagement in the Age of Online Learning The transition to online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic has compelled UBC educators to reconsider their now-virtual classroom environments in order to ensure student wellbeing and academic success.

What I Learned In Class Today Project: A Framework of Relationality to Further Indigenous Initiatives at the University

What I Learned In Class Today Project: A Framework of Relationality to Further Indigenous Initiatives at the University

A motivating question for the What I Learned in Class Today: Educational Experiences and Institutional Responses project is the extent to which university-wide and national policies of Indigenous engagement, such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action and the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plans (ISP), have prompted tangible, positive change in the experiences of Indigenous […]

What I Learned In Class Today Project: Anti-Oppressive Learning Environments

What I Learned In Class Today Project: Anti-Oppressive Learning Environments

Creating a classroom environment that values the wellbeing and educational goals of all students in the room is by no means an easy task; but it is a commitment that faculty across disciplines at UBC are seeking to fulfill by adopting strategies of anti-oppression and anti-dominance.

What I Learned in Class Today Project: Effects of the Knowledge Gap

What I Learned in Class Today Project: Effects of the Knowledge Gap

Indigenous Tokenization and Expectations of Expertise: The movement to ‘bridge the knowledge gap’ around Indigenous topics in postsecondary classrooms is not new

What I Learned In Class Today Project: Acknowledging the Affect

What I Learned In Class Today Project: Acknowledging the Affect

Over a decade since the original project debuted, instructors continue to discuss both the difficulties and the importance of addressing the affective side of the classroom so they can hold conversations with care.

What I Learned in Class Today Project: Indigenous Student Support In and Beyond the Classroom

What I Learned in Class Today Project: Indigenous Student Support In and Beyond the Classroom

Indigenous student voices have always been at the heart of the WILICT project and this collaboratively created article outlines opportunities to better support students in and beyond the classroom.

What I Learned in Class Today Reboot: The “I” in Relation

What I Learned in Class Today Reboot: The “I” in Relation

Welcome to the first of six articles that expand upon topics of Indigenous engagement and classroom climate at the University of British Columbia.

When will we be ready? Sharing responsibility for Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning

When will we be ready? Sharing responsibility for Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning

On November 6, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology’s Indigenous Initiatives team partnered with the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the UBC Learning Circle to host a panel discussion which centered the voices and perspectives of Indigenous studies faculty members and leaders on the topic of sharing responsibility for Indigenous engagement.