School of Education

People, Place and Land - original artwork by Karen Patricia Erickson

The signature pedagogy of the School of Education at UNBC is “People, Place, and Land” — a way of being in place that is deeply aware of the connections between ourselves and our students, with each other, and with the spaces we all inhabit.

This movement pays attention to the local, to past and future, to language, identity, diversity, and Indigenous ways of knowing. It is rooted in human and more-than-human communities.

We are coming alongside this signature pedagogy as a way of exploring what’s important to know, and how things become known; it helps assess how we are doing and whether our work is authentic, and provides us with multiple points of inspiration and reflection.