Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Discussing place-based education ...

... outside in the Arboretum, with our First Year Seminar class. The (only?) advantage of an early spring this year.

Although Ingrid would probably point out that our discussions, even in the Arboretum,
"... had been sitting on the land, instead of having roots within it." (Laura Piersol, Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 2010, 15:198-209)
But how to design a university course to have its roots within the land? It is easier to do this in the context of a field course, but with a Monday-Wednesday 8:30-10 am lecture slot? I will have to give this some more thought.

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