Fostering a Sense of Place & Community in Virtual Classrooms

September 24, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Online

Drawing on the importance of place is a powerful educational tool regardless of discipline or educational level. By recognizing the significance of cultural, historical, ecological and spiritual ties to landscape, learning becomes authentic and meaningful. Often, students gain a sense of—or connection or attachment to— place and community when physically visiting a site. However, this has not always been feasible (e.g., due to limited class time or large class sizes), and is particularly daunting under COVID-19, when most of us are teaching in a “virtual” classroom.

Please join us for an interactive workshop to discuss ways of bringing place and community into our (mostly virtual) classrooms. A panel of three Manoa faculty will share approaches and strategies, and participants will have the opportunity to explore ideas for their own courses in small group breakout rooms.

This event is co-sponsored by University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Event Sponsor
Center for Teaching Excellence, Mānoa Campus

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