Apr 10, 2012
10:00am - 12:00pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - Room 302, Dodson Room
Currently registered: 27/30
Brought to you by: CTLT
The classroom is just one site for learning. Undergraduate students at UBC are encouraged to broaden their learning experiences and look outside of the classroom for opportunities to engage in research, gain a better understanding of the world around them, and develop skills that will contribute to a better society.
One of the primary challenges students face when engaging in learning experiences outside of the classroom is their inexperience in working with people from different cultures and communities. They often lack a developed and sophisticated understanding of the complex issues that people face in work and community environments outside of academia.
During this session we will look at different models of undergraduate student and Aboriginal community engagement. We will examine different approaches that faculty have taken to prepare students to work with Aboriginal communities in respectful and reciprocal ways. We will also discuss some of the challenges students face along the way.