Community Archives and Collaboration in the Classroom

Earlier this week Skylee-Storm Hogan and I were invited to speak as part of an ongoing faculty professional development series focusing on collaboration.  Our session focused on ways faculty can collaborate with archives, how archives can be brought into the classroom, and using archives across disciplines. The workshop was relatively informal with Skylee-Storm and I … Continue reading Community Archives and Collaboration in the Classroom

Community Knowledge and Active Listening

This week I am spending a lot of time outside of the archive.  The archive is hosting a group of concurrent education students as part of a trial summer institute experience.  The basis for this summer institute is providing an education setting that focuses on experiential learning in relation to Aboriginal heritage and Northern Ontario.  … Continue reading Community Knowledge and Active Listening

Hands-On: Experiential Learning at Heritage Sites

The idea of experiential learning (the process of learning through doing) is being heavily promoted in education systems right now. Hands on activities, active involvement in learning exercises, and anything other than listening to people talk are all types of experiential learning. Living history sites are excellent examples of heritage organizations which utilize experiential learning.  Visitors … Continue reading Hands-On: Experiential Learning at Heritage Sites