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Tag: experiential learning

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Archival Practicum Projects

I recently wrapped up teaching an Archival Practicum course. Students spent the term immersed in working with two sets of community heritage organization archives. This course built on archival theory the students learned previously and was designed to provide hands on skills. We did a lot of physical processing, had quality discussions about arrangement decisions,…
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Historical Reminiscents EP 40: Place Based Learning

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…
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Group of Kings students standing in front of Shingwauk Hall, Algoma University.

Intensive Learning Opportunities

Photo: Kings students standing in front of Shingwauk Hall, Algoma University. Earlier this month I had the privilege of hosting over 40 students from King’s University College (Western University) during their visit to Algoma University.  The students spent a really long time on a bus traveled to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to spend a couple…
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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…
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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. …
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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. …
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