Experiential Learning: Near, Far, and on a Shoe String

Sponsored by the University of Illinois Teaching Academies 

Monday, March 29, 2010
11:30am - 1pm, Lucy Ellis Lounge

Providing students with opportunities to learn and apply concepts from their curriculum in an experiential manner is a critical objective of most academic programs, but is often difficult to achieve. This interactive panel discussion will explore creative approaches for integrating experiential learning into both traditional and education abroad coursework. Special attention will be devoted to strategies for supporting experiential learning given limited resources.


Introductions:
Laurie Kramer, College of ACES



Panelists:
Laura Lawson, Landscape Architecture
“The East St. Louis Action Research Project”

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Nick Paulson, Agriculture and Consumer Economics
“Micro-Businesses in Guatemala: The Soy Cow Project”

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Bruce Branham, Crop Sciences
“Growing Local Foods at the U of Illinois Student-Managed Farm”

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Moderators:
Amy Santos, College of Education
Laurie Kramer, College of ACES



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Course design materials for a service learning course from Madhu Viswanathan: