2014 Noted Summer Scholars

The UBC Faculty of Education is pleased to announce this summer’s series of courses and public presentations by scholars from the international education community.

Professor & Dean, Curriculum Studies, Teacher Education; Foundations of Education, Graduate School of Education Studies, Hangzhou Normal University, Zhejiang Province, China.

Zhang Hua, professor and dean in Graduate School of Educational Studies at Hangzhou Normal University; former president of International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS); the main expert for National Curriculum Reform in China; Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research interests include curriculum studies, curriculum history, wisdom traditions (Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism), curriculum reform, pedagogy, and teacher education. He has published 9 books and more than 130 papers in academic journals.


Professor School of Social Transformation Culture, Society and Education Arizona State University Tempe, USA

Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy is a citizen of the Lumbee Nation.  He is President’s Professor, Borderlands Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice, and Director of the Center for Indian Education at Arizona State University.   His research focuses on the experiences of Indigenous students, staff, and faulty in institutions of higher education.  More recently, he has been engaged in scholarship that seeks to explore the role of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in educational research and its methodologies.



Looking Into the Hearts of Native Peoples: Nation Building as an Institutional Orientation for Graduate Education

12:00PM, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Room: Scarfe 310

Professor, Human Development and Indigenous Studies, Antioch University, USA

Carolyn Kenny (Nang Jada Sa-êts) is currently a Professor of Human Development and Indigenous Studies in the Antioch University Ph.D. Program in Leadership and Change. She has published and presented extensively in both Indigenous Studies and Music Therapy. Her latest book is an edited volume (with Professor Tina Ngaroimata Fraser) titled "Living Indigenous Leadership: Native Narratives on Building Strong Communities," 2012, Vancouver, BC: UBC Press. She has Choctaw and Ukrainian ancestry and was adopted into the Haida Nation 2000


Associate Professor, Faculty of Education University of Hong Kong, China

Angel Lin is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. She is well-respected for her interdisciplinary research in classroom discourse analysis, bilingual education, language policy in postcolonial contexts, and critical cultural studies. She has published over 90 research articles and co/authored/edited 6 research books.


  • LLED 565J 951: Critical Readings of Popular Culture: Engaging Students in Critical Literacies


    Towards Paradigmatic Change in TESOL Methodologies: Building Plurilingual Pedagogies from the Ground Up

    1:00PM, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Room: Scarfe 310

  • Associate Professor, University at Albany State University of New York, USA

    Carol Rodgers is associate professor of education in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Albany, State University of New York. Before coming to SUNY Albany in 2000, she taught for 19 years with the Experiment in International Living and in the Masters of Arts in Teaching Program at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. Dr. Rodgers' teaching and research interests include reflective practice, the historical roots of reflection in the work of John Dewey and early progressive teacher education efforts, reflective teacher education and professional development. She is currently interested in understanding the definition and practice of a humanizing pedagogy, both in the US and South Africa where she spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in 2011. Dr. Rodgers holds an Ed.D. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received an M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts and a B.A. from Bates College.


  • CCFI 565A 952: Experience, Reflection, and Durable Learning: The Theory of John Dewey in Practice


    A Humanizing Pedagogy: Getting Beneath the Rhetoric in a South African Post-Conflict University Context

    12:00PM, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, Room: Scarfe 310

  • Professor, Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Medical School


  • EPSE 565D 951: Educational Neuroscience: How Neuropsychology Can Inform School Practice


    What Neuroimaging Can Tell Us About the Underpinnings of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders

    1:00PM, Monday, July 14, 2014, Room: Scarfe 310