Elizabeth Jordan

Senior Tenured Instructor Emeritus


University of British Columbia

Scholarly Interests:

Gifted EducationProblem SolvingProblem-based LearningTeacher Education

Selected Publications:


Jordan, E.A. & Porath, M. (2006). Educational psychology: A problem-based approach. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Jordan, E.A., Porath, M., & Jamieson, J.R. (2000). Problem-based learning in inclusive education. Scarborough, ON: Prentice-Hall Canada.


Dale, M., Jordan, E., Macdonald, F., & McNamara, R. (2005). School politics divide a community. In P.F. Goldblatt & D. Smith (Eds.). Cases for teacher development: Preparing for the classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Porath, M. & Jordan, E. (2004). Problem-based learning in teacher education: constructing knowledge of exceptionality. Exceptionality Education in Canada.

Jordan, E., Porath, M., & Bickerton, G. (2003). Problem-based learning as a research tool for teachers. In A. Clark & G. Erickson (Eds.), Teacher inquiry: Living the research in everyday practice (141 -153). RoutledgeFalmer: London.

Research Projects:

Problem-oriented approaches to teaching and learning within different University Faculties.

Identification of Gifted Aboriginal Students.
Assessing the cultural differences within definitions used for identification of gifted students.
Designing an alternate method for identifying aboriginal students who are gifted.

Courses Taught:

EPSE 317

EPSE 317

EPSE 312

EPSE 512

EPSE 590

EDUC 399

EDUC 499

EDUC 390

EDUC 490

EPSE 306

EPSE 313

EPSE 423

EPSE 301

EPSE 401