Thursday, March 3, 2022 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
The Integrative and Experiential Learning Series is an annual series of presentations that helps instructors develop opportunities for their students to engage in integrative learning.
Audience: Course instructors
Making a difference while learning: Using the campus as a living lab in your courses
Presenters: Heather McDiarmid (Sustainability Office)
Looking to liven up your courses with real world projects that have a tangible impact? The Sustainability Office is reviving the Living Lab program. The program aims to support students in using the campus as a model for researching, testing, and applying innovative approaches to addressing campus sustainability challenges. The recommendations and solutions developed here have the potential to improve the campus and build the sustainability leadership that can help transform the world.
In this workshop, you will learn about the history of the Living Lab program at Waterloo, hear from students and instructors that have participated in Living Lab projects, and peruse some of the sustainability projects looking for matching courses. We plan for this to be an active workshop, so we are also looking to hear about how we can best support you in integrating Living Lab projects into your courses in a way that maximizes learning outcomes and campus impacts while respecting your time and other course goals.
The Integrative and Experiential Learning Series is an annual series of presentations that helps instructors develop opportunities for their students to engage in integrative learning (that is, learning experiences that help them make connections among their various courses and non-academic activities) and in experiential learning (that is, learning experiences that get students to "do" something that is relevant to a real-world problem and then reflect upon and apply what they have done).
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Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.
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