2017 SUMMER INSTITUTE:
Facilitate exceptional outdoor learning experiences
EDCP 323 93A
APRIL 24 UPDATE: Please note this section has been cancelled.
Registration is still open for the July 2017 section (EDCP 323 96A)
This course provides a practical and experiential introduction to the history, methodology, planning, and assessment of local outdoor and experiential learning opportunities.
During this course, students shall:
- develop an understanding of the history and theoretical underpinnings of OEE;
- learn basic elements around planning, teaching, and assessing safe and pedagogical OEE learning experiences, including field and over-night outings;
- situate the importance of risk (assessment and management) and safety within the context of OEE experiences;
- explore interdisciplinary connections between curriculum, educational organizations, and OEE;
- foster skills to assist in promoting personal, social, and environmental responsibility through OEE (including individual differences, backgrounds, interests, needs, and abilities of learners);
- create collegial networks towards a supportive OEE learning community that extends beyond the course;
- contemplate/develop connections between OEE and methods of facilitating sustainable ways of living and learning.
Students enrolled in these courses should be aware of the following conditions:
- Overnight out-trip is compulsory of the course – confirm dates before registering. Attendance is mandatory;
- Additional field trip and equipment rental fees apply;
- Courses occur primarily in the outdoors, be prepared with appropriate gear and fitness levels.
- Risks generally associated with outdoor activities are inherent in this course. Please inquire in advance if you have questions or concerns. Your registration implies acknowledgement and acceptance of such risk. Risk related forms will be provided to you with the course outline. You will be required to return these on the first in-person meeting day.
- Students will be required to pay $75.00 to participate on course out-trips. The details regarding the participation fee payment will be provided by the senior program assistant. The payment must be paid online, and shall be receipted. Course fees vary based on the costs of the diverse field experiences, and students will be provided with a cost break-down for these additional fees, if one is requested.
The summer institutes, EDCP 323 and EDCP 423, are both required courses for the OEE Diploma, and can therefore be applied towards the UBC Diploma in Education – Outdoor Environmental Education program.
This is a customized diploma program wherein each student selects a cluster of courses in themes integral to OEE – Environmental/Ecological/Sustainability Studies, Indigenous Studies, Healthy Living, and Outdoor & Skills Courses. Learn more.
I am rather passionate about outdoor education, and I am attempting to live more ‘locally’ (whatever that might mean), and explore this in my approach to outdoor education. I know myself to be an educator, philosopher, poet, and fierce advocate by nature. I hold a BC teaching certificate from SFU, and have taught with various age groups and in distinct educational settings, including pre-school, elementary school, high school, post-secondary school, and with adults and seniors.
My educational pursuits also include a Master’s (Diversity in Curriculum and Instruction) and a Doctorate in Education (Curriculum Theory and Implementation), both from SFU. I am also involved with the Wild About Vancouver (WAV) Outdoor Education Festival and exploring ways that in/non/formal educators can help increase outdoor learning and time spent outdoors during instructional periods.
I have enjoyed participating in experiences with some fairly radical work teams, which have significantly (in)formed my “ways” of teamwork and learning. I am rather open to diversity, difference, and making meaning through sharing and participation. I have learned that outdoor quests are not about the summit, but rather the journey.
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