Internationally renowned philosopher of education to speak at UBC

Nel Noddings, emeritus professor from Stanford University and internationally renowned philosopher of education, will give a talk July 15 as part of the UBC Summer Institute in Education Speaker Series.
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KELOWNA - School may be out — but summer is the perfect time for teachers to get back to class. Each year, UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Education features a Summer Speaker Series, presenting informative sessions about education, how it’s changing, and why good educators are essential.

Nel Noddings, emeritus professor from Stanford University and internationally renowned philosopher of education, will be the speaker on Wednesday, July 15 (12 to 1 p.m., Engineering, Management and Education building EME 0050.)

Noddings will discuss critical thinking as a worldwide aim of education in conjunction with the caring relationships she understands to be primary to learning across all disciplines, interests, and contexts.

She gets right to the heart of the matter, asking questions such as what does engaged caring with critical issues entail? How can critical thinking enable self-other understandings? Where is the moral commitment that should accompany critical thinking and care? How might critical thinking and care change classrooms, communities, and the world?

This session, as with all weekly events of the Summer Speaker Series, is free and open to the public, especially people working in the education sector. Nodding’s talk takes place Wednesday, July 15, at noon, in the Engineering Management Education building at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

The Summer Speaker Series takes place six Wednesdays throughout the summer, and will include a variety of experts who will discuss issues, challenges, and highlights of  education at all levels in B.C.

Upcoming Summer Speaker Series events:

July 8: Rod Allen, Superintendent in Cowichan Valley (12 to 1 p.m., Arts building ART 103)
July 15: Dr. Nel Noddings — Critical Thinking and Caring
July 22: Dr. Tina Fraser — Indigenizing Knowledge
July 29: Graduate student research
Aug. 5: Faculty book launches
Aug. 12: Dr. Christopher Martin — Spencer Foundation Grant Recipient

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