February 13, 2018 at 6:04 pm

Faculty Invited to Place-Based Learning Workshops, Feb. 27-28

Ohio University faculty and graduate students are invited to Place-Based Learning workshops and a panel featuring the Teton Science School.

The workshops and panel, focusing on the successes and challenges in place-based pedagogy, are designed to develop interest in a faculty learning community on place-based pedagogy.

Three representatives from the Teton Science School’s Teacher Learning Center will be visiting Ohio University on February 27–28 to lead workshops and a panel discussion focused on place-based pedagogy. Southeast Ohio is home to many locations that provide opportunities for place-based instruction, such as Wayne National Forest, The Ridges, and Little Cities of Black Diamonds. These sites enable students to leave the classroom and consider issues that affect the people, animals, and vegetation that coexist in each of them. From an interdisciplinary perspective, students can consider how economics, architecture, history, the natural environment, art, literature, politics, technology, or any other number of influences can impact a place.

The Teton Science School presenters will facilitate an experience for workshop participants to develop common language around place-based education, participate in a place-based education experience, and practice the development of an intentional culture within the group.

Faculty can choose from two workshop times:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at Baker 240
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Friends of the Libraries Room (Alden 319)

A panel on Celebrating Place-Based Pedagogy Reception and Panel Discussion is Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in  the Friends of the Libraries Room (Alden 319).

There is no cost to attend any of the events, but registration is requested.



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