Begun as a UBC Faculty of Education – BC Ministry of Education partnership Growing Innovation in Rural Sites of Learning has taken on a life of its own, comprising now close to 100 projects over time that have transformed and inspired rural education in BC since 2011.
The projects mapped and shared here are supported and celebrated for their focus on community-emplacement, student engagement, innovation, and inquiry in rural education.
We are honoured to represent so much diverse and important work, along with a growing collection of links to artifacts, reports, presentations and many other forms of documentation from Growing Innovation in Rural Sites of Learning projects.
In regard for the geography of rural education in B.C., we observe that “the education system itself must be transformed into one that rejects the racism embedded in colonial systems of education and treats Aboriginal and Euro-Canadian knowledge systems with equal respect” (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Canada’s Residential Schools: Reconciliation (PDF download)(2015), p. 122).]