All About Us
Editorial Circle
Editorial & Production Team

All About Us

  A lovely thing to see:
        through the paper window's hole,
                the Galaxy
                        - Issa

Educational Insights is an electronic journal sponsored by the Centre for Cross Faculty Inquiry (formerly the Centre for the Study of Curriculum and Instruction), Faculty of Education, at the University of British Columbia. Our location however, resides in the practices, theories, ambitions and dreams of our Editorial Circle, who are scholars and educators from across Canada, and into the United States. (See Editorial Circle).

The Editorial Circle, curriculum theorists, writers, and pedagogical adventurers, are presently repositioning Educational Insights as an innovative evocative provocative intertextual space for engaging in new dialogues of enRapturing con/texts and reimagining spaces of pedagogy, inquiry, and interdisciplinarity. Our intent is to encourage a community that honours difference and polyphony, while sharing a vision of pedagogy, education, inquiry as spaces of challenge and hopeful conversations.

Educational Insights originated in 1990 as a publishing venue for graduate students. In 1995, co-editors, Gary Rasberry and David Penberg, moved the journal from hard copy to cyberspace, a decision which has proven prophetic in terms of 21st century communications and hermeneutic meaning-making. While the initial journal issues were limited to linear text presentation, there is now the opportunity to explore pedagogical and curricular positioning through sound, video, non-linear and performative text. In celebration of the 25th year of the Centre for the Study of Curriculum and Instruction, Director Karen Meyer proposed that Educational Insights be imagined anew as an international journal open to all scholars whose work encourages new ways of envisioning educational issues, pedagogy, curriculum, inquiry, and interdisciplinarity.

Educational Insights Course Offering

Graduate students currently matriculating at University of British Columbia's Faculty of Education are encouraged to join the Educational Insights adventure through an exciting and thought-provoking six credit course leading to the journal's publication.

An additional one-year commitment beyond the course is appreciated but not required. The editorial and production work includes:

  • Engaging in Educational discourses
  • Screening manuscripts
  • Reading and critiquing manuscripts in preparation for the Editorial Circle's consideration
  • meeting once a week (usually 2.5 hours)
  • Editorial work on manuscripts after they have been accepted for on-line publication
  • working collaboratively to bring an issue to publication.

Beyond the manuscript-related activities, the team is also responsible for coordinating production, meeting with potential writers, taking responsibility for individual special issues.

We invite you to join us in this exciting work!


We may be reached at:
Educational Insights
Centre for Cross Faculty Inquiry, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6T 1Z4.
Tel: (604) 822-6502 Fax: (604) 822-8234

Editorial Circle
David Abram
Independent Scholar, U.S.A.

Marla Arvay
University of British Columbia

Gabrielle Minnes Brandes
University of British Columbia

Cynthia Chambers
University of Lethbridge

Ardra Cole
OISE-University of Toronto

Brent Davis
University of Alberta

Sidney Fels
University of British Columbia

Tara Goldstein
OISE-University of Toronto

Johnna Haskell
Carrabassett Valley Academy

Wanda Hurren
University of Regina

David Jardine
University of Calgary

Lyubov Laroche
University of British Columbia

Seonaigh MacPherson
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Asian Research, UBC

Michael Marker
University of British Columbia

Lorri Neilsen
Mount Saint Vincent University

Antoinette Oberg
University of Victoria

Tan Phan
San Diego State University

Susan Pirie
University of British Columbia

Celeste Snowber
Simon Fraser University

Lynn Thomas
Bishop's University

Rena Upitis
Queen's University

  Douglas Aoki
University of Alberta

Pille Bunnell
Independent Scholar, British Columbia

Tony Clarke
University of British Columbia

Jacques Daignault
University of Laval

Rishma Dunlop
York University

Renée Fountain
University of Laval

Roy Graham
University of Victoria

Erika Hasebe-Ludt
University of Lethbridge

Jim Hu
University College of the Cariboo

Rita Irwin
University of British Columbia

Carl Leggo
University of British Columbia

Warren Linds
University of Regina and
Gabriel Dumont Institute SUNTEP

Faith Maina
State University of New York, Oswego

Karen Meyer
University of British Columbia

Renee Norman
University of British Columbia

David Penberg
Bank Street College of Education

William Pinar
Louisiana State University

gw rasberry
The Old School House
Yarker Ontario

Dennis Sumara
University of Alberta

Brenda Trofanenko
University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

Patrick Verriour
University of British Columbia

Editorial and Production Team
Luanne Armstrong
University of British Columbia

Barbara Bickel
University of British Columbia

Marcia Braundy
University of British Columbia

Tamara Cameron
University of British Columbia

Sheila Carroll
University of British Columbia

Avraham Cohen
University of British Columbia

Sean Cook
University of British Columbia

David Darts
University of British Columbia

Martin Elliott
Vancouver, British Columbia



Lynn Fels
University of British Columbia

Karen Hawkins
University of British Columbia

Eric Henderson
University of Victoria

June Kaminski
University of British Columbia

Kathy Price
Century College

Kadi Purru
University of British Columbia

Ken Schramm
Simon Fraser University

Madeline Sonik
University of British Columbia

Valerie Triggs
University of British Columbia

Sean Wiebe
University of British Columbia

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