Posted on February 17, 2009 by Tia Lalani

The Place-Based Learning initiative will host an extended conversation about the intersections between learning and place at 1:00 pm.

Faith & Life Chapel

As part of the Place-Based Learning Initiative at Augustana, we will be hosting our annual symposium in conjunction with the  Boomtown Trail on Thursday, February 19 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Augustana Campus.

The Place-Based Learning Symposium: It’s All About Place will host an extended conversation about the intersections between learning and place at 1:00 pm. The talks will begin by exploring how many different people – including students, professors and museum managers, curators, board members and other community members with an interest in their local history – can learn from place, before focusing more specifically on heritage and place, and making local history interesting.

The discussion will start with an exploration of Community Service Learning initiatives as a way of connecting students and communities to ground their learning. This will be led by Dr Karsten Mündel, Director of Experiential Learning at Augustana and Development Studies instructor.

Dr Glen Hvenegaard, award-winning Geography and Environmental Science professor will follow with a talk about nurturing meaning in natural places through fieldwork.

Dr Jeremy Mouat, award-winning historian and Chair of Social Science, will discuss his experiences co-teaching a course that is looking at Camrose’s Bailey theatre.

Athabasca University president Dr Frits Pannekoek will give the afternoon’s keynote address. Over a long and distinguished career, Dr Pannekoek has made significant contributions to heritage work in Alberta.

The talks will be available through a live webcast at rtsp://bertali.augustana.ca/labwebcast.sdp (available Feb. 19 at 1:00 -4:00 PM and Feb. 20th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM).


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