February 22-24, 2019

The AMS Nest

The University of British Columbia, 6133 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1


Program

* PLEASE NOTE | DRAFT PROGRAM, SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Friday 22 February

  • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Registration

  • 7:00-9:00 p.m. | Opening Address

    Linda Peterat and Colleen Grover | Symposium Founders

    Gwen Leslie Memorial Lecture

    Dr. Nancy Turner | Emeritus Professor, University of Victoria

    This lecture is sponsored by the Canadian Home Economics Foundation

  • 9:00-10:00 p.m. | Meet and Greet with Refreshments

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Saturday 23 February

  • 7:30 -8:15 a.m. | Registration and Breakfast

  • 8:15-8:30 a.m. | Opening Remarks, Announcements, Dinner Sign Up

  • 8:30-9:45 a.m.

    Current Directions in Home Economics/Family Studies Education-Curriculum

  • New Manitoba Home Economics Curricula | Sarah George, Earl Oxford School - Brandon, Manitoba

  • Canada/Kenya Partnership for Home Economics Education | Dr. Mary Gale Smith, University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC | Dr. Jennifer Khamasi, Dedan Kimathi University - Nyeri, Kenya | Dr. Mary Leah de Zwart, University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC

  • Transformative learning for sustainable futures in Consumer Sciences programs at Higher Education Institutions in South Africa | Elizabeth Kempen, University of South Africa - Florida Hills, South Africa

  • Beyond Bannock and Button Blankets: Implementing the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in Home Economics Education
    | Dr. Mary Gale Smith, University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC

  • Home Economics education in Malta: extending beyond the compulsory school years - lifelong learning opportunities | Karen Mugliett and Suzanne Piscopo, University of Malta - Tarxien, Malta


  • GUIDED NETWORKING | In what ways should home economics approach the challenges of today’s political climate?


  • 9:45 -10:15 a.m. | Break

  • 10:15-12:00 a.m.

    Current Directions in Home Economics/Family Studies Education - Pedagogical Considerations

  • From Home Economics to Fashion Design: Tracing Fashion Design Education in Kenya and Opportunities for Future Research | Bosibori Oigo, Juliet Isika, and Mercy Wanduara, Kenyatta University - Nairobi, Kenya

  • Food Literacy as a Way to Live in the World | Dr. Kerry Renwick, University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC

  • Fashion Literacy and the Home Economics and Fashion Classroom | Heather Clark, Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Vancouver, BC

  • Why Textiles Still Matter | M. E. Diane O’Shea, Western University - London, Ontario

  • Experiential Learning - A Case Study | Cody Forbes, Farm Roots Mini School - Delta, BC

  • Eco Pedagogy and Home Economics | Heather Clark & Betty Hyatt-Shaw, University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC

  • Food Pedagogy: Eating is a Pedagogical Act | Dr. Mary Leah de Zwart, University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC


  • GUIDED NETWORKING | In what ways can these presentations influence Home Economics practice?


  • 12:00-12:15 p.m. | Status Reports from Provinces (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia) and Internationally (Malta, South Africa, Japan, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, USA/Texas)

  • 12:15-1:00 P.M. | LUNCH

  • 1:00-2:00 P.M.

    Current Directions in Home Economics Education - Curriculum Design

  • The Evolution of Home Economics/Human Ecology Education in Manitoba | Sheila Stark-Perreault and Carla Falkevitch, Lord Selkirk School Division/East Selkirk Middle School/Manitoba Association of Home Economists (MAHE) - Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Sapátsimapi: Sharing & Mending Wounded Space through Human Ecology Curriculum | Patricia May Derbyshire and Justin Louis, University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC

  • Shaped By Our Histories While Striving to Accompany People in Everyday Life | Sherry Ann Chapman, University of Alberta - Edmonton, Alberta

  • The Importance of Cultural Food Discourse to Students Developing Connections with Local Communities: A Community-Based Approach | Mashael Alharbi, Yuen Sze Michelle Tan, and Chih Shen Owen Lo, University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC


  • GUIDED NETWORKING | In what ways should curriculum design meet the needs of today’s learner?


  • 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Research Informs Practice: Teacher Inquiry

  • Leveraging digital technology and e-learning in (practical) home economics/family studies courses | Valerie Hodowanski, Brooklin High School - Oshawa, Ontario

  • Navigating liminal space towards becoming a home economics teacher | Rosie Dyck, University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC

  • So why are we learning this? Curriculum writing as professional development | Denise Nembhard, Dr. Charles Best Secondary School - Coquitlam, BC

  • Home economics education, ecoliteracy, and collaborative inquiry: Cultivating a systems approach to germinate learning | Patrick Gale, Edward Milne Community School, University of Victoria - Sooke, BC


  • GUIDED NETWORKING | What ways should technology and community connections be used to strengthen home economics programs?


  • 3:15-5:00 p.m.

    Current Directions in Home Economics Education - Content Knowledge

  • Access and Barriers to Healthcare in Honduras can lead to Iron Deficiency Anemia:
    Opportunities for FCS and Dietetic Majors
    | Dr. Valencia Browning-Keen, PhD, RDN, LD, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

  • Identification of Entrepreneurial Skills Among Home Economics Students in Abia State Tertiary Institutions, Nigeria | Anthonia Obeta and Taibat Tunrayo Adebisi Michael Okpara, University of Agriculture - Umudike, Nigeria

  • Out of the Mouths of Babes | Jocelyn Dupuis and Dr. Dianne Miller, University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

  • Influence of Mate Selection: A Factor on Marital Stability Among Staff of Universities in Edo State Nigeria | Oluwatoyin Oyegunwa, Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka - Bariga, Nigeria

  • Implications of Substandard Diets on Academic Performances of Adolescents
    in Lagos State's Senior Secondary Schools
    | Atinuke Lano-Maduagu, University of Lagos - Lagos, Nigeria

  • Understanding Critical Food Literacy: A Case Study in Vancouver, BC | Lisa Powell and Dr. Kerry Renwick, University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC


  • GUIDED NETWORKING | In what ways can curriculum design meet the needs of today’s learner?

  • SUMMING UP


Sunday 24 February

  • 7:30 - 8:15 a.m. | Breakfast

  • 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Opening Remarks, Announcements

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

    Exploring Educational Resources For Home Economics/Family Studies/Human Ecology

  • Innovative Pedagogies in Home Economics - Using Technology as a Constructivist

  • Tool to Teaching | Karen Mugliett, University of Malta - Tarxien, Malta

  • Mitigating the Implications of Adolescent Obesity on Grooming in Nigerian SecondarySchools | Bridget Awosika and Adeyanju Bridget Ebunoluwa, Adeyemi College of Education - Ondo, Nigeria

  • What is NSTEP? (Nutrition Students Teachers Exercising with Parents) | Deb Hymers and Kathy Yamasak, NSTEP (Nutrition Students Teachers Exercising with Parents)

  • The effect of microcapsules on functional performance and comfort of bamboo/cotton fabric | Nagda Mady, University of Alexandria; Department of Home Economics - Alexandria, Egypt


  • GUIDED NETWORKING | In what ways to these resources inform home economics curriculum and instruction?


  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Addressing Current Issues in Home Economics Education

  • The Industrialization of the Home: Food, Clothing & Technology and Possibilities for a Revision of Home Economics | Emily Smith, Random Acts of Making/Emily Carr University of Art + Design - Vancouver, BC

  • How home economics education can support post-disaster living conditions
    | Noriko Watase Tokyo Gakugei, University - Tokyo, Japan

  • A call to arms: Anti-racist pedagogy and its place in the Home Economics mission
    | Melissa Britto, University of British Columbia - Canmore, Alberta and Katia Basque, University of British Columbia - Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Time travel: Futures thinking and learning for the future within Home Economics education | Suzanne Piscopo


  • GUIDED NETWORKING | How can the current challenges facing home economics and home economics educators be addressed?


  • 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | BREAK

  • 10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

    Addressing Current Issues in Home Economics Education Continued

  • Building identity and community through domestic reskilling | Keenan Way, University of British Columbia - Squamish, BC

  • Historical Research: Using Cookbooks to document the Challenges and Solutions of Daily Home Life | Dr. Mary Gale Smith, Dr. Linda Peterat, and Dr. Mary Leah de Zwart, BC Food History Network; University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC

  • Immigrant Youth's Role in their Family’s Acculturation | Phyllis Johnson, University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC

  • Revisiting the reflexive practice of the Vaines tradition:Embodied orienteering and abductive logics | Marlene Atleo, University of Manitoba - Chilliwack, BC


  • 11:50 - 12:15 p.m.

    PLENARY SESSION | Where to from here - extending the dialogue

    CLOSING REMARKS


We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the following:

  • Canadian Home Economics Foundation (CHEF)

  • Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association (THESA)

  • University of British Columbia (UBC)

  • BC Dairy Association

  • BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation

  • Surrey Home Economics Teachers Association (SHETA)


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