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January 24, 2013
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Seminar: Jolie Mayer-Smith

January 23, 2013

January 24, 2013
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

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“Learning Science, Stewardship, and Social Responsibility on the Farm: A Look at Science Education in Practice”

Thursday Jan. 24th, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Forest Sciences Centre 1221

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If you cannot make it in person, you can access the live webinar link here. Please log in 5 minutes early.

 

Abstract: What is science education? Who does it?  What does it look like in practice?  What can we learn and achieve through science education?  What are the challenges? This presentation will examine these questions, and provide a close look at ‘science education in action’ in the Intergenerational Landed Learning on the Farm for the Environment Project, an initiative that teams community volunteers with children to examine how the hands-on experience of growing food can promote an understanding of the connections among land, food, and community and inspire stewardship for the earth.

Bio: Jolie Mayer-Smith is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She teaches courses in Curriculum and Instruction for pre-service teachers and Research Methodology for graduate students. Her research interests include teacher education, postsecondary science teaching and learning, genetics education, and environmental and garden-based education. In 2002, based on the premise that “eating is an environmental act”, Jolie and her colleague, Dr. Linda Peterat initiated the Intergenerational Landed Learning on the Farm for the Environment Project. Still going strong in 2013, Landed Learning is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for its novel design and has received awards from BC Hydro, City of Vernon, Canadian Association of Science Centres, and the Canadian Council on Learning. In 2012, Jolie and Linda received the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) Award for Outstanding Postsecondary Individuals for their leadership in environmental education and communication and their contributions to fostering knowledge of ecological principles and ethics.

 

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For background information please see our Project website (www.edcp.educ.ubc.ca/landedlearning) and the following article: Mayer-Smith, J., Bartosh, O., & Peterat, L. (2009). Cultivating and reflecting on intergenerational environmental education on the farm. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 14, 107-121.

 

*For the Spring 2013 Seminar Series Schedule, go here.

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