The Faculty of Education at UBC is advancing educational research and understanding in ways that celebrate diversity, equity, and innovation, and welcomes international collaboration in an increasingly borderless world.

For over half a century the Faculty of Education at UBC has served the international education community through leadership in research, service, and advocacy. Our faculty, students, and alumni advance research on learning and teaching; collaborate with Indigenous communities; and solve human problems across the lifespan and in diverse contexts. Our internationally renowned scholars and talented graduate students link educational research to local and global community needs, inform theory, practice and policy, and introduce innovative research methods.

We also prepare professionals for practice in a wide range of education-related fields, from preschool through adulthood. In British Columbia, more than 45% of the province’s elementary teachers, the majority of secondary teachers, and a significant proportion of BC’s special needs and First Nations teachers, counsellors, school administrators, school psychologists, and vocational rehabilitation counsellors, are prepared by the UBC Faculty of Education for their important roles.

Mission
To advance education's role in the well-being of people and communities.
 

Research Facilities

We provide outstanding research facilities for faculty and graduate students that promote leading-edge research. Our Education Library is a specialized resource with access to all of UBC’s research and special collections, including the X̱wi7x̱wa Library with materials produced by Indigenous organizations, tribal councils, schools, researchers and publishers.

The Faculty’s Education Research and Learning Commons at Ponderosa Commons features technology-enhanced teaching and learning spaces and also informal learning spaces. A number of faculty manage their own research labs, situated throughout campus. 

Research Highlights

Notable strengths are in literacy, struggling and marginalized youth, Indigenous education and research, transformational curriculum design, social-emotional well-being, autism, kinesiology and exercise physiology, and multidisciplinary research in diversity, health, and digital media.

We are the national leader in the number of education graduate student fellowships received from the Social Sciences and Humanities research council (SSHRC), and are home to 4 Canada Research Chairs and 10 donor-funded research chairs and professorships. 

Graduate Degree Programs

Research Supervisors in Faculty

or browse the list of faculty members in various academic units. You may click each unit to view faculty members appointed in that unit. View the full faculty member directory for more search and filter options.
Name Academic Unit(s) Research Interests
Code, Jillianne Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy Learning and Memory, Educational Context, Educational Technologies, Learning design, Learner agency, Self-efficacy, Self-regulated Learning, Formative assessment, Situated and embodied cognition, Immersive learning, Virtual learning environments, Virtual augmented and mixed reality for learning
Cole, Peter Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy Indigenous Education Research; Aboriginalizing/indigenizing research methodology; Orality; Narrativity; Environmental thought; Indigenous self-determination and self-governance; Traditional Aboriginal and Indigenous technologies
Corella Morales, Meghan Department of Language & Literacy Education Academic Discourse, Children and youth, Discourse Analysis, Language ideology, Sociolinguistics
Cox, Daniel Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education Motivations and Emotions, Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health and Society, Stress, Suicide
Crocker, Peter School of Kinesiology self-esteem and spirit/exercise; body image; stress and coping in sport and exercise; health related behaviour (dieting, smoking, physical activity) related to the construction of the physical self in adolescent girls, Sport & exercise psychology - stress, coping and emotion, physical self, perfectionism
De Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa Department of Educational Studies Education for/about international development, Social accountability in local and global engagements, Global Citizenship Education
Dobson, Teresa Department of Language & Literacy Education Curriculum studies, digital culture, media, technology
Duff, Patricia Department of Language & Literacy Education Adolescent Issues, Adult Education Issues, English as a Second Language, French and Second Languages, International Perspectives, Language Education, Literacy, Multiple Literacies
Early, Margaret Department of Language & Literacy Education Adolescent issues, English as a second Language, language education, literacy, teacher research
Ellis, Jason Department of Educational Studies history of education, Education policy, Politics of education
Ervin, Ruth Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education Systems Change, Prevention and Intervention Strategies in Special Education
Fallon, Gerald Department of Educational Studies Indigenous Studies, International and Comparative Education, Leadership and Organizations, Policy, Research methodologies
Faulkner, Guy School of Kinesiology Community Health / Public Health, physical activity and public health, mental health, physical activity interventions, Exercise Psychology, behavioral medicine
Ford, Laurie Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education Early Childhood Assessment, Youth and Families
Frank, Blye Department of Educational Studies Boys’ and men’s sociology of health, Masculinities and schooling gender and schooling Sexualities and schooling professional development in education, Masculinity, sociology of boys
Galla, Candace Department of Language & Literacy Education, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies what types of technology initiatives (low-, mid-, or high) Indigenous language communities are using to revitalize, maintain, and promote their language
Gerofsky, Susan Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy Curriculum Studies Research, Mathematics, Media, Semiotics, Text Studies, Pedagogy, Research Design and Method, Technology; gesture; genre; mathematics and the arts; Performance Theory
Gibson, Lindsay Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy assessment, Curriculum Studies Research, Democracy and Citizenship, History Education, Historical Consciousness, history of education, Pedagogy, Social Studies Education Research, Teacher Education Research, Teacher Research, Historical Thinking, Inquiry
Gill, Hartej Department of Educational Studies Cultural studies, Leadership and Organizations, Post-colonial studies, Teaching and Practice
Gladwin, Derek Department of Language & Literacy Education Cultural Studies, Digital & Media Literacy, Environmental & Energy Literacy, Environmental Humanities, Food Literacy, Literary Education, Sustainability Education, Writing & Rhetoric
Gleason, Mona Department of Educational Studies History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses, history of education, history of children and youth, critical youth studies, gender and sexuality
Goble, Scott Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy music and history; music education; conducting; choral music, Expressed an interest in chairing music exams, music education
Gouzouasis, Peter Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy early childhood music education; computer literacy through fine arts and new media; music in mass media; especially jazz, guitar, Music education, Action Research, Artistic and Aesthetic Development, Arts Education, Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technologies, Literacy, Media, Semiotics, Text Studies, Music, Music Education Research, Non-Formal Learning, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Research Design and Method, Sociological Issues, Teacher Education Research, Teacher Research, Technology
Gunderson, Lee Paul Department of Language & Literacy Education ESL, multiculturalism
Han, Sandrine Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy Popular Cultures Produced and Broadcasted by Media, Media Content and Impacts, New Technology and Social Impacts, Arts and Technologies, Intercultural and Ethnic Relationships, Art Education Research, Artistic and Aesthetic Development, Arts Education, Cross Cultural Research, Cross-Cultural Education, Cultural Studies, Curriculum Studies Research, Educational Technologies, Media, Semiotics, Multiculturalism, Non-Formal Learning, Pedagogy, Subcultures

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Recent Publications

This is an incomplete sample of recent publications by UBC faculty members with a primary appointment in the Faculty of Education.


Publication: Educational Philosophy and Theory
UBC Author(s): Samuel Rocha Perkerwicz (Educational Studies / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 00131857
Volume: 52
Page Range: 846-847
Publication Date: 2 July 2020

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Publication: Mathematical Thinking and Learning
UBC Author(s): Cynthia Nicol (Curriculum & Pedagogy / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 10986065
Volume: 22
Page Range: 173-194
Publication Date: 2 July 2020

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Publication: Journal of Youth Studies
UBC Author(s): Alison Taylor (Educational Studies / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 13676261
Volume: 23
Page Range: 745-764
Publication Date: 2 July 2020

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Publication: Journal of neurotrauma
UBC Author(s): Jean-Sebastien Blouin (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education), Michael Koehle (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
Volume: 37
Page Range: 1521-1527
Publication Date: 1 July 2020

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Publication: Gait and Posture
UBC Author(s): Jean-Sebastien Blouin (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 09666362
Volume: 80
Page Range: 246-252
Publication Date: July 2020

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Publication: Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
UBC Author(s): Kimberly Schonert-Reichl (Educational & Counselling Psychology & Special Education / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 01933973
Volume: 69
Publication Date: July - August 2020

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Publication: European Journal of Applied Physiology
UBC Author(s): Cameron Mitchell (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 14396319
Volume: 120
Page Range: 1657-1669
Publication Date: 1 July 2020

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Publication: Spinal Cord
UBC Author(s): John Kramer (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 13624393
Volume: 58
Page Range: 746-754
Publication Date: 1 July 2020

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Publication: Counseling Psychologist
UBC Author(s): Anita Hubley (Educational & Counselling Psychology & Special Education / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 00110000
Volume: 48
Page Range: 630-656
Publication Date: 1 July 2020

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Publication: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
UBC Author(s): Andrea Bundon (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education), Peter Crocker (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 14690292
Volume: 49
Publication Date: July 2020

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Publication: Journal of Affective Disorders
UBC Author(s): Daniel Cox (Educational & Counselling Psychology & Special Education / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 01650327
Volume: 272
Page Range: 318-325
Publication Date: 1 July 2020

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Publication: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
UBC Author(s): Mark Beauchamp (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education), Guy Faulkner (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 14690292
Volume: 49
Publication Date: July 2020

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Publication: Acta Physiologica
UBC Author(s): Robert Boushel (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 17481708
Volume: 229
Publication Date: 1 July 2020

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Publication: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
UBC Author(s): Guy Faulkner (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 14690292
Volume: 49
Publication Date: July 2020

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Publication: Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being
UBC Author(s): Eli Puterman (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education), Mark Beauchamp (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education), Bruno Zumbo (Educational & Counselling Psychology & Special Education / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 17580846
Volume: 12
Page Range: 559-583
Publication Date: 1 July 2020

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Publication: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
UBC Author(s): Pat Mirenda (Educational & Counselling Psychology & Special Education / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 00219630
Volume: 61
Page Range: 826-835
Publication Date: 1 July 2020

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Publication: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
UBC Author(s): Pat Mirenda (Educational & Counselling Psychology & Special Education / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 08908567
Volume: 59
Page Range: 890-899.e3
Publication Date: July 2020

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Publication: Journal of Sport and Health Science
UBC Author(s): Guy Faulkner (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 20952546
Volume: 9
Page Range: 313-321
Publication Date: July 2020

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Publication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
UBC Author(s): Eli Puterman (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
Publication Date: 22 June 2020

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Publication: Pediatric exercise science
UBC Author(s): Guy Faulkner (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
Page Range: 1-8
Publication Date: 21 June 2020

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Publication: The Journal of nutrition
UBC Author(s): Cameron Mitchell (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
Publication Date: 17 June 2020

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Publication: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
UBC Author(s): Guy Faulkner (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
Volume: 17
Publication Date: 16 June 2020

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Publication: The Journal of biological chemistry
UBC Author(s): Anthony Clarke (Curriculum & Pedagogy / Faculty of Education)
Volume: 295
Page Range: 8204-8213
Publication Date: 12 June 2020

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Publication: Psychology and Health
UBC Author(s): Mark Beauchamp (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 08870446
Volume: 35
Page Range: 685-700
Publication Date: 2 June 2020

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Publication: Psychology and Health
UBC Author(s): Mark Beauchamp (School of Kinesiology / Faculty of Education)
ISSN: 08870446
Volume: 35
Page Range: 665-684
Publication Date: 2 June 2020

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Recent Thesis Submissions

Doctoral Citations

A doctoral citation summarizes the nature of the independent research, provides a high-level overview of the study, states the significance of the work and says who will benefit from the findings in clear, non-specialized language, so that members of a lay audience will understand it.
Year Citation Program
2020 Dr. Radzimski found that, contrary to expectations, university mathematics knowledge plays a limited role in future high school math teachers' understanding of the secondary curriculum. She argues that mathematicians and teacher educators should work together to help future teachers understand how content expertise can impact pedagogical practice. Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies (PhD)
2020 Dr. Bolderston studied the experiences of gay and lesbian radiation therapists coming out at work. Using an authoethnographic narrative inquiry approach, her findings showed that sexual orientation disclosure is dependent on context and can affect relationships with patients and co-workers in positive and negative ways. Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy (EdD)
2020 Dr. Alkouatli's research explored pedagogies for teaching Islam to children and youth. She discerned a three-part typography that engages with unique learner dimensions, the need for Canadian cultural relevance, and the importance of esoteric interactions. This research highlights new directions in Islamic education research and teacher education. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (PhD)
2020 Dr. Eskandari investigated major ontological foundations related to the concepts of nature, environment, and ecology, focusing particularly on environmental education in a Shia Islamic village in Iran. Her findings offer insight into how we might reconceptualize and teach sustainability as a way of life grounded in contextual ethics and ontologies. Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies (PhD)
2020 Dr. Wakefield studied home, school, and community beliefs about strengths and resources of culturally and linguistically diverse children and families. Stakeholders viewed cultural and linguistic diversity as both a challenge and an opportunity. This research informs both practice and policy to support young children's transition to school. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (PhD)
2020 Dr. Forde examined the role that soccer clubs fulfilled in a particular township in South Africa during apartheid. The clubs offered spaces for resistance and political organizing; they also offered spaces for community support, solidarity, and joy. This research provides an understanding of how sport contributes to political and social change. Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (PhD)
2020 Dr. Asadian investigated the impact of involving patients and community members in the education of health professional students. Through years of practice in teaching, research, and evaluation, she has contributed to the understanding of ways to enhance education and learning. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (PhD)
2020 Dr. Carter explored the variation between individuals in endurance exercise performance during acute exposure to altitude by examining the impact on the pulmonary vasculature. His findings show the effect of simulated altitude on sleep quality and athletic performance, as well as the role of sildenafil in endurance cycle performance. Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (PhD)
2020 Dr. Haggerty investigated the transitional experiences of multilingual writers socializing into the discourse practices of a Canadian university. Results point to a pressing need to re-consider the time needed and level of complexity involved in academic writing instructions in relation to linguistic, academic, and disciplinary needs. Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)
2020 Dr. Soth examined the impact of a quality assurance program on dental hygiene care in BC. She found that the new program had little or no impact on practice and that the business culture of the workplace negatively impacted participants' ability to implement patient-centered care. The findings have implications for practitioners and regulators. Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy (EdD)

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