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Experiential Learning Series winter schedule

  Posted on: January 12, 2015

Experiential Learning Series

Learn more about experiential learning and how it is being incorporated around campus by various faculty and staff members during the winter portion of the Experiential Learning Series.

Presentations are Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., free, and open to all members of the TRU community and greater Kamloops community. Room locations are noted with each listing.

Please note that most of the presentations will be videotaped and available on the TRU YouTube channel.

Winter 2015

Jan 16 — Digital Storytelling
House of Learning 210 B, Brian Lamb and Alan Levine (OL)


Jan. 23 — Experiencing Learning through Visuals
OM 1330, Melissa Jakubec and Kelly Warnock
Note the room change.


Jan. 30 — Role Playing, Team Tasks, Simulations, and Real World Exploration
HL 210 B, Michelle Harrison, Ken Monroe, and Kelly Warnock (OL).


Feb. 6 — Tutor Talk: Experiential Learning in the Writing Centre
Old Main 1472, Sara Wolfe (Writing Centre)


Feb. 13 — Interviews, Labs, and Field Work
OM 1472, Michelle Harrison, Melissa Jakubec, and Franci Ng (OL)


Feb. 27 — Developing an Undergraduate Student Journal
OM 1472. Mohammad Mahbobi (SOBE)


March 6 — And Now for Something Completely Different… For Me, Anyway: Putting Ethics in Action
OM 1472, Jeff McLaughlin (Philosophy)


March 20 — Experiential Learning in Legal Education: The Justice and Corporate Accountability Project
OM 1472, Charis Kamphuis (Law)


April 10 — Experiential Learning in a Multidisciplinary Course: Biology meets Computing Science
OM 1472, Joanna Urban (Biology) and Mila Kwiatkowska (Computing)


April 17 — World Café: Teaching and Learning Successes and Challenges
OM 1472, Melissa Jakubec (OL and CSELI)



More information
Ginny Ratsoy
Associate Professor of English
Provost’s Fellow, Teaching and Learning
Tel: 250-828-5238
Email: gratsoy@tru.ca




Following is a list of lectures from Fall 2014

Sept 19—The Library as Lab: Partnership for Practice
Kathy Gaynor and Elizabeth Rennie (Library)

Oct 3—Efficient and Effective Student Research Supervision
Gary Hunt and Ginny Ratsoy (CSELI)

Oct 10—A Toolkit for Team Learning
Lian Dumouchel (TRU World)

Oct 17—Collective Creation Activist Theatre: Home/Less/Mess is Not a Typical Production
Heidi Verwey and Robin Nichol Visual and Performing Arts) and Robin Arundel, and Taran Waterous (Arts students)

Oct. 24—‘Re-imagining’ Criminology: An Exploration of Public Criminology, Pedagogical Practice, and Using Digital Media in the Classroom
Camilla Sears (Sociology)

Oct. 31—The Student Ethnographer: Engaging Students in Participant Observation and Fieldwork: Home/Less/Mess
Dawn Farough (Sociology), Shalyn Pigeon and Justin Potestio (Arts students) and Tammy Caza (Home/Less/Mess actor)

Friday Nov 7—Enhancing Intercultural Group Work
Kyra Garson (TRU World) and Robin Reid (Tourism Management)

Nov 21—Bridging the Gap between Curricular and Co-Curricular Learning: Engaging Learners with ePortfolios
Tracy Penny Light (CSELI) and Sukh Matonovich (Student and Community Engagement)

Nov. 28—Electrical Practicum in Mexico: Collaboration, Creativity, and Challenges
Bruce Campbell and Dana McIntyre (Electrical Trades). Room OM 1472.

Dec 5—Engaging Students with Critical Community Issues: Home/Less/Mess
Ginny Ratsoy (English and Modern Languages) and Pamela Erikson (Arts student)

Dec 12—The Meeting of Two Disciplines: Students Exploring the Business of Cultural Awareness through Relational Practice
Florriann Fehr and Michelle Funk (Nursing) and Paul Clark (Business). Room OM 1472.