The ILC exists as a collection of Interactive learning spaces where explorations and innovations in pedagogical excellence can be experienced, examined, and researched. The ILC uses these developmental spaces to provide experiences in both real and virtual environments for those engaged in the teaching/learning experiences.
The Maker Movement encourages a shift in learning, helping educators introduce design-thinking, hands-on learning, and inquiry to students as young as five. At Maker Days, students and educators are introduced to Making through small group design challenges that encourage invention, prototyping, and experimenting.
The goal of the ILC is to provide appropriate tools and spaces for educators, entrepreneurs, dreamers and thinkers to imagine and explore innovations in teaching and learning.
The ILC will engage the UBC community in all aspects of innovative pedagogy, supporting economic growth in the region, and continuing to advance the proven accomplishments of K-20 educators who work and live outside the lower mainland.