At the south end of UBC’s Vancouver campus, young minds are learning about environmental sustainability, social justice, and exploration of indigenous place. Yet in this case, it’s not university students who are doing the learning. Instead, it’s children – between 16 months and 5 years of age – at the Salal mixed-age daycare run by UBC’s Kristin Webster and her team.
Turning chemistry inside out: The new flipped classroom
Realizing his first-year course might be his only chance to help students understand the broader societal impacts of chemistry, Dr. Stephen McNeil started with just one question: What if he could help his students understand how chemistry relates to their own experience of life?