Samia Khan is an associate professor in educational technology and science education. Prior to joining the faculty, she worked in the field of science and was also a public school science teacher in Canada and a faculty teacher advisor in the US. Dr. Khan is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and since at UBC, has published in international journals, such as: Science Education; Science Teacher Education; Educational Technology Research and Development; Computers and Education, and Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning. She has also garnered substantial funding and been awarded the Prime Minister’s Award of Canada for Teaching Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Technology, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Award, the UBC Research Award, and the Canadian Society for the Study of Education’s New Scholar Award for her research.
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Funds of Knowledge for Inner-City Youth
Principal Investigator: Samia Khan, Faculty of Education, UBC
Partner Organizations: Tecumseh School, Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
The Funds of Knowledge for Vancouver Inner-City Youth Project is a collaborative initiative to support vulnerable children and families living in Vancouver. Drawing upon the funds of knowledge (ie. resources) embedded within these communities; we will co-develop innovative out of school programs with UBC experts, parents, and children. A systematic and multi-dimensional approach to program evaluation will occur yearly for three years. A yearly refinement will produce a translatable model of out of school programming and a set of recommendations for improving the lives of at-risk youth in British Columbia and beyond. Combining the interests of children, families, community-based organizations, schools and the university, we will create a unique cooperative and collaborative model for out of school educational programming and learning.