Place in Your Face: Place Based Learning in the Fraser Canyon

In this session participants will consider how they can use place-based learning in their own teaching, based on research results from a place-based teacher education field trip in the Fraser Canyon Corridor. Concrete design principles resulting from the research will be used to assist participants in building their own place-based learning experiences.


11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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  • Vancouver Island University
    Paula Waatainen

    Paula Waatainen taught secondary Social Studies and is a Learning Sciences Education Doctorate student at UCalgary. Research Interests: teacher professional learning regarding authentic and experiential learning.

  • Vancouver Island University
    Teresa Farrell

    Dr. Teresa Farrell was a secondary Drama and Social Studies teacher. Research Interests: Indigenous Inclusion, Place Based Learning and Theatre as Education.