Teaching and Learning Where We Are
Date: January 15 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
This workshop will present an overview of an approach to curriculum development called Place- and Community-Based Education. It will include activities aimed at identifying learning experiences that deepen participants’ own relationship with the people and environments that surrounded them as children and youth.
It will also feature viewing and then discussing recent film clips of schools—both in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere–where teachers are incorporating local history, nearby natural environments, and current issues into their work with students. Its aim is to encourage us to think about ways to draw upon the rich learning opportunities that lie beyond the classroom door.
This workshop is part of our 2012-2013 Workshop Series.
Complimentary coffee and tea will be served.
Instructor: Greg Smith, Ph.D.
About the Instructor
Greg Smith’s current writing and research revolve around the practice of place-and community-based education. This approach to education focuses on using local knowledge, phenomena, and experience as the foundation for teaching and learning. Its aim is to connect children and youth more firmly to their own communities and region and to prepare them to participate in the shaping of a more just and sustainable society. Greg is a professor of Teacher Education at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.
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