Facilitating student learning by linking classroom concepts with practical application in a defined local place or community is a high-impact teaching practice. Students have deeper learning experiences and instructors find ways to make new connections between content and contemporary issues, when they leave the classroom and experience local environments. Communities often benefit as well, as students form insights and make valuable recommendations and contributions. Regardless of faculty or discipline, place and community based methods are a useful part of an instructor's toolkit. They can also be a lot of fun.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Access a collection of lesson plans and instructional design materials organized for both in-person and online learning environments
• Choose practical teaching strategies that advance student learning outcomes
• Select different learning activities that promote student engagement, critical self-reflection, and stakeholder engagement in a local community or place
Facilitator: John McArdle and Alice De Koning