Public event:
Our students are changing: Are we prepared?

Changes to B.C.'s K-12 curriculum will have an impact on the students entering SFU in the next few years.
Changes to B.C.’s K-12 curriculum will have an impact on the students entering SFU in the next few years.

A presentation for SFU faculty members and staff with Jan Unwin

When: Friday, January 16, 2015 | 10:00 a.m.–Noon
Where: Halpern Centre 114 (Burnaby campus)
To register: http://bit.ly/1xGYMf8

British Columbia’s K-12 curriculum is changing, and that means students will soon be arriving in our classes with different skill sets and expectations. The implications for university teaching and learning could be significant. This presentation will provide an overview of the curriculum changes, with an emphasis on how learners will be different when they come to university. A question-and-answer period will follow. The event is being organized by SFU’s Task Force on Flexible Education to provide a forum for discussion of educational change and the need for flexible systems that can maintain the relevance of the university experience.

Presenter: Jan Unwin, superintendent of graduate and student transitions in B.C.’s Ministries of Education and Advanced Education, is one of the people leading curriculum reform and working to expand initiatives such as dual-credit programs and opportunities to allow secondary students to earn credits towards post-secondary. She is well known and respected throughout the provincial education system for her work as an innovative elementary and secondary principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district. During her term as superintendent, the district was recognized nationally for such innovations as its environmental school, cyberschool, and the iPod Literacy Project.