About EDST

Our Mission and Values

The mission of the Department of Educational Studies (EDST) is to advance knowledge about critical issues facing education, educators, and learners in multiple contexts.  We strive to provide students with learning opportunities that are transformative and that support their life goals.  Through our multi-disciplinary scholarship, teaching, service and our community engagement, we provide and develop leadership to address complex issues throughout and within a wide variety of educational domains, including Indigenous education, lifelong and life wide learning, K-12 contexts, educational policy and governance, higher education, and the cultural, historical, sociological, political, and philosophical foundations of education.

In pursing our mission, students, faculty, and staff in EDST value equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and social justice, support for Indigenous educational advancement and decolonization, respectful engagement with our community partners, criticality in our approach to educational orthodoxies, and integrity in our relationships.




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EDST is also Associated with the Centre for Culture, Identity, and Education