Media Coverage

The Faculty of Education in the media.

Discovery-based math defended by UBC professor
Thu Jun 04 2015

UBC education professor Susan Gerofsky reacts to a report that blames the decline in international test scores for Canadian students on the discovery method of learning. More

Fraser Institute report card
Thu May 14 2015

In an interview on The Early Edition, UBC emeritus professor of educational studies Charles Ungerleider casts doubt on the usefulness of the Fraser Institute rankings for B.C. high schools. More

Punctuation whats the point of that any way
Fri May 15 2015

A commentary in the Globe and Mail examines the general response to the UBC student who wrote a 52,438-word dissertation without using punctuation. More

Survey: Teenagers are getting bullied less in school
Fri May 15 2015

A new survey shows fewer U.S. students are being bulled in school. More

Understanding and preventing ‘bullying’ among youth
Fri May 15 2015

A comprehensive review of over 40 years of research on bullying among school age youth was recently published by American Psychologist. More

10 things we know about bullying
Mon May 18 2015

UBC professor Shelley Hymel, author of the latest comprehensive review of bullying research, and her co-author discuss what we know about bullying based on 40 years of research. More

Teachers give low marks to Fraser Institute’s annual report card
Thu May 14 2015

The Fraser Institute’s 2015 report card on B.C. schools is being criticised for not taking into account additional key factors. More

Digital stories key to multilingual literacy for African children
Thu May 14 2015

Dr. Bonny Norton discusses the challenges of teaching African children to read in their mother tongues as a springboard to multilingualism. More

Game of 72 hasn’t caught on in Canada
Fri May 08 2015

Game of 72 hasn’t taken hold in Canada, and experts such as UBC educational psychology professor Jennifer Shapka think it probably never will. More

A 52,438-word dissertation with no punctuation
Sat May 09 2015

A PhD candidate at UBC wrote his dissertation without any periods or commas, claiming there is nothing in UBC’s rules about formats or punctuation. More