Dr. Barbara Weber is an Associate Professor in Human Development, Learning and Culture (HDLC) in the Department of Educational Psychology & Counselling Psychology and Special Education (ECPS). She is the co-director of the Vancouver Institute for Philosophy for Children together with Dr. Susan Gardner (Capilano University) and is presently coordinating the BC hub called “Engaged Philosophical Inquiry Consortium” (EPIC) that meets bi-monthly at UBC and brings together scholars from local universities and colleges, school practitioners and graduate students.
Dr. Susan Gardner is a Philosophy Professor at Capilano University, the founder and co-director of The Vancouver Institute of Philosophy for Children, a co-director of the North American Association of the Community of Inquiry, a member of the editorial board of Analytic Teaching and Philosophical Praxis, and a member of PLATO’S steering committee on P4C scholarship. Her critical thinking text Thinking Your Way to Freedom was published in 2009 by Temple University Press and a critical thinking app for kids, entitled Tinker Thinkers (based on that text), is due out in the summer of 2014. Her impressive list of publications can be seen here.
Dr. Jen Vadeboncoeur
Dr. Jen Vadeboncoeur is an Associate Professor in Human Development, Learning and Culture (HDLC) in the Department of Educational Psychology & Counselling Psychology and Special Education (ECPS) where she is also the HDLC Area Coordinator. Her work deals with alternative schooling and pedagogies, critical theory, discourse and critical discourse analysis, ethnography, qualitative researchsocially constructing knowledge and identity, sociocultural approaches to learning and teaching, Young people placed “at risk”