Inquiry and Learning in the Early Years (Delivered Online) - Summer 2021
This interactive online Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) program is for K – 3 educators who are interested in actively participating in a supportive learning community. The program is relational in nature and built upon collaborative dialogue, connection, and mentorship. Educators who are part of this cohort-based program will engage in a living inquiry directly related to enhancing their practice, deepen their understanding of inquiry-based learning, foster learner’s curiosity and creativity, and develop their knowledge of holistic learning and pedagogical documentation.
GDE programs are designed in collaboration with British Columbia school districts for educators whose primary focus is school-based practice within BC. This interactive online program focuses on British Columbia’s Ministry of Education curriculum and the Early Learning Framework and explores how to teach it using relational and inclusive pedagogies.
This two-year, 30-unit program of study is for educators whose primary focus is school-based educational practice. It provides the opportunity to engage in focused, sustained reflective inquiry. Completion of the diploma allows educators to move from TQS category 4 to 5 or from category 5 to 5+.