What's the best way to teach participation techniques? Here's a story about the power of experiential learning at a workshop…
So many conferences are a collection of unrelated sessions. Here's how PCMA connected the dots at the June 2015 Education Conference.
Kimberly Gaitonde (AB '20 University of Georgia) says, "it was the experience of working hands-on with art objects [in her internship at the Georgia Museum of Art] that really ignited my passion for museum work specifically." Now she's working for the Yellowstone Art Museum, using the skills she gained from her internship here.
An explanation by Jerry Weinberg of why we strongly favor experiential learning over, say, lecturing or passive reading or writing.
The Scripps Howard Fund is offering one-time grants of up to $30,000 to universities and nonprofits creating #ExperientialLearning projects that engage and encourage post-secondary students from under-represented groups in journalism to pursue journalism careers. The deadline to apply is September 30. For details, go to https://scripps.com/fund/journalism/grants/
#journalism #grants #education
Mandy Nix is a #CriticalZone scientist based at the University of #Vermont. This week she is taking part in a four day conference with a hundred fellow scientists who are all part of the ##NSF -funded Critical Zone Collaborative Network.
As part of the conference Network scientists guided field trips including one to the threatened #GreatSaltLake.
Nix describes how field trips like this contribute to the educational experience.
Makes me think of Dewey in How We Think: «One does not learn from experience. One learns from reflecting on experience». A bit of a travesty that his thought often is reduced to «learning by doing», since that simplification is in many ways antithetical to what he was writing about.
The practice-placements the author critiques here are examples of institutions attempting «learning by doing» and forgetting that it is the reflection, before, during, and after the doing that’s the key.
Deeper pedagogies are key to cracking open the black box of experiential learning https://wonkhe.com/blogs/deeper-pedagogies-are-key-to-cracking-open-the-black-box-of-experiential-learning/
❤️ HONEYMOON is a video game designed to teach young people about healthy relationships. Through gameplay teens can learn to safely identify some of the warning signs of a potentially abusive relationship.
Play in your browser or download from the App Store.
#Sensors in #Science + #Tinkering 4 #Teachers. My new portable, bluetoothed, gas sensor modules, bringing biology, climate change & Air Quality into under served #school systems. My recent work has been developing #experientiallearning for #environmental #Education in #macedonia supported by UNICEF. Can be popped in a plastic bag & used to track rates of #photosynthesis outside in-situ. With a change of sensors we have used these to monitor airborne particle loads, and noxious gases.
Taste-testing Henry’s Law for co2 solubility in water as a function of temperature. 40 deg C on left, 0.1 deg C on right. #ExperientialLearning
In a love/hate relationship with my decision to teach a full-semester course this Spring, instead of just workshop like normal. It's great to work with the group over the full semester and build in #experientiallearning, but it also triples my average weekly prep time (plus grading).
Conservation, research, restorative justice, and more! #Middlebury student Josh Rosenstein '24 is currently a #PlanetForward correspondent. We're talking with him throughout his time in the role to find our about his work, his discoveries, and what this means for his classwork. See all 3 parts in this #Twitch Collection.
This is the time of year that many young people are searching for summer #Internships or research opportunities. Although #Education makes young people compete, the truth is that meaningful #ExperientialLearning opportunities are everywhere. Here is a brief video tutorial on how to find or create a summer internship. Please amplify to help this find its people ❤️https://youtu.be/B_G4PF_QU-E
#introduction. Hello Mastodon community! Just joined and excited to connect and engage within a kind and civil space. I live in #Buffalo and work at #UBuffalo as Director of the Experiential Learning Network. I connect students with the world through #experientiallearning and #digitalbadges. I focus on the UN #sdgs and collaborate with #ngos mostly in #africa through #projectbasedlearning. I look forward to connecting!
Today is the last class of IdeasCongress (ICON) for the last time.
Seven years, 12 community engaged projects, over 500 students from first year to graduate level, from over 26 different disciplines.
We're ending on a high note with @DrDanielGillis
Check out what it was:
Observed: new electives need to be shiny to potential students, not just department/university goals. Either something jumps or I'll see 2 semesters of novel #experientialLearning courses cancelled via low enrollment, 1 grad, 1 UG. Looks like the revolution will be improving existing courses. #dataEducation #sociology
Glad to see many familiar people here.
As my first #introduction here’s a little bit about myself.
I’m a Humanist, feminist, socialist progressive son, partner, father, uncle, friend. I am Teaching #technology #entrepreneurship #leadership and #CriticalThinking using #ExperientialLearning in Canada. Living on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people working towards truth and reconciliation as an uninvited guest.
Congratulations Dr. Mara Huber @firstname.lastname@example.org & Christina Heath @email@example.com !! #OLCAccelerate award recognizing the @UBuffalo@twitter.com #ExperientialLearning Project Portal & digital badge system. https://buffalo.edu/eln/students/project-portal.html #VirtualInternship #badging