Historical Reminiscents EP 40: Place Based Learning

Woman showing two children a tree

Last week I spent time with undergraduate students from Huron University College’s history program.  As part of the “Documenting early residential schools” a SSHRC Partnership Engage project between Huron University College, the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, and the Woodland Cultural Centre students were able to visit the Shingwauk site to learn about the early history and work with some of the archival records documenting the Shingwauk School.  In this episode I talk about the power of place based learning, experiential learning, and the role of archives in teaching history.

I would love to hear your thoughts about place based learning as a tool for teaching history. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter.

Mentioned in this episode:
-Hay T. Johnson, “Place-based learning and knowing: critical pedagogies grounded in Indigeneity
-Ryerson University, Best Practices in Experiential Learning

Download or listen now.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *