Dr. Leyton Schnellert

Dr. Leyton Schnellert is an Associate Professor in UBC’s Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy. His work attends to how teachers and teaching and learners and learning can mindfully embrace student diversity and inclusive education. Dr. Schnellert is the Pedagogy and Participation Research Cluster Lead in UBC’s Institute for Community Engaged Research (ICER) and Inclusive Education Research Lead with the Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship (CIIC). His community-based collaborative work contributes a counterargument to top-down approaches that operate from deficit models, instead drawing from communities’ funds of knowledge to build participatory, place-conscious, and culturally sustaining practices. Dr. Schnellert has been a classroom teacher and a learning resource teacher K-12. His books, films, and research articles are widely referenced in local, national, and international contexts.