The Future of Education at Ponderosa Commons

The UBC Faculty of Education’s Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons will bring together great minds within the field of educational research, creating a global centre for education in British Columbia. Students, researchers and education professionals will live, work and learn together, to shape approaches to teaching future generations. Please make a donation to support the Education Centre here.

The future of society begins in the classroom—and today, the classroom is changing more rapidly than ever before. The internet and new technologies present great challenges to traditional methods of learning. But they also present a tremendous opportunity, offering new kinds of flexibility and access for all. In this context, it is vital to create a space for ground-breaking research and collaboration that will help develop and prepare the next generation of decision-makers in education, and bring the latest innovations into our classrooms.

The Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons will bring teacher education together with cutting edge technology and world-class research to build the future of learning. Through innovations like the “Connect” classroom— which will be equipped to capture the complete range of instruction and peer discussion taking place in class—researchers will be able to study the dynamics of learning, and how new technologies can be used to facilitate it. State-of-the-art facilities and event spaces will ensure that the education world will be connected to what happens at Ponderosa Commons. It will have global impact through its research and collaborations, demonstrating to educators worldwide how technology can be harnessed to serve the next generation.

With your support, the UBC Faculty of Education will build an Education Centre dedicated to building the classrooms of tomorrow. Bringing together the best minds with world-class facilities and research, we will create a global centre for education in British Columbia. Please make a donation to support the Education Centre at Ponderosa Commons.

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