How to Use the Outdoors as Your Classroom--Part 2: What to Teach and How to Teach it

11/12/2012

Contributed by Wade Pickren

Thursday, November 15, 2012
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
This event will take place on Ithaca College Natural Lands (ICNL). Meet at the information kiosk on the gravel access road above the Terraces residence halls.
Led by Jake Brenner, ICNL Faculty Manager and Jason Hamilton, ICNL Education Director

Ithaca College has more than 400 acres of natural lands within walking distance of the built campus. All of this land is at your disposal for teaching your courses. In light of calls across higher education for active inquiry, experiential learning, and learning by doing, not to mention the IC 20/20 imperatives for place-based curriculum and interdisciplinary integration, there has never been a better time to consider taking your students outside. Teaching Outdoors - Part 1 introduced ICNL as a site for outdoor education.

Part 2 is focused on field teaching techniques and strategies. NOTE THAT YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE ATTENDED PART 1 TO ATTEND PART 2. The primary objective is to reach out to faculty across the College who might have an interest in field teaching but minimal experience. We also welcome faculty who are ignorant (or even doubtful) about the relevance of the outdoors to their subject matter. We will strive to find a meaningful teaching and learning experience for everyone who attends!
Register Here

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Laurie Wasik at wasik@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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