In-class Experiential Education Techniques: An Interactive and Applied Session

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Event Date & Time

  • December 12, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description


Research in experiential education at UBC has identified a broad spectrum of techniques that educators use, and a widely held desire from faculty and staff for more opportunities to learn about specific experiential pedagogies. At the same time, it can be overwhelming and confusing to identify pedagogies or techniques that can work in diverse and interdisciplinary classrooms.


This session is a response to the research findings and an opportunity for educators to learn from other educators / faculty members who have used innovative experiential pedagogies in their own classrooms. We intend to offer participants a chance to learn about three specific class-based experiential pedagogies: Invention activities, responsive teaching mechanisms, and poetic inquiry.


Facilitated by educators who have used these techniques in their own classrooms, this session will also provide opportunities for participants to brainstorm the adaptation of such pedagogies to their own teaching context and/or discipline.



This session will include resources such as:

  • sample rubrics and evaluation strategies
  • sample assignment / activity write-ups
  • worksheets for the adaptation of the pedagogies.                                        


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  • Tara Ivanochko Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Susan Cox School of Population and Public Health
  • Kari Grain Education, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
  • Lachlan Caunt Allard School of Law