Developing a Global Perspective for Educators

Global Brown Bag Seminars & Other Talks


Oct 13 — Environmental Education—Part 2: Best Practices (Lisa)
Nov 3 — Learning through Simulations and Classroom Resources (Tracy)
Nov 17 — Student Action Project Learning aimed at Social Change (Lisa, Ian)
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“Earth to Table”: Development and the Local Food Movement

Finale in DGPE Seminar Series 2012-2013
Wednesday February 20, 2013 — 1:00 to 2:30pm
(Location to be determined; Seminar is part of the Teaching Choices Symposium)

How can we as educators make connections to the Ontario curriculum in terms of addressing environmental sustainability, social justice, and human rights through a local food movement curriculum? As public awareness grows around the sociocultural, ecological and economic implications of global, transnational food corporations, we are witnessing a social movement here in Canada and abroad around a revitalization of Continue Reading…

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Exploring the ‘how’ of teaching for socio-ecological change: A seminar on pedagogical approaches

Third in DGPE Seminar Series 2012-2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 — 12:00 to 12:50pm (LMX 477)

What are the theoretical roots and pedagogical translation of the following approaches to learning: Experiential learning; Place-based learning; Issues-based learning; Inquiry-based learning; Project-based learning; Problem-based learning; Community-based learning; Expeditionary learning; Service learning and Relational pedagogy? Continue Reading…

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Students & educators as activists – Exploring social & ecological justice

DGPE Seminar Series 2012-2013
Wednesday, October 17th 12:00 to 12:50pm (LMX 451)

How do we as educators create learning opportunities with our students to enact positive social and ecological change? How can new teachers mobilize youth toward social and ecological justice? Through a conversation-style format, seminar participants will explore the idea, roles and tensions of students and educators as ‘activists,’ as well as examine Continue Reading…

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“Earth to Table”: Development and the Local Food Movement

Finale in DGPE Seminar Series 2011-2012
Wednesday, February 15th — 12:00 to 12:50pm (LMX 477)

How can we as educators make connections to the Ontario curriculum in terms of addressing environmental sustainability, social justice, and human rights through a local food movement curriculum? Continue Reading…

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Exploring Democratic Spaces, Places & Perspectives in Education

3rd in DGPE Seminar Series 2011-2012
Wednesday, January 25th — 12:00 to 12:50pm (LMX 477)

How can we as educators mobilize youth toward peace and democratic engagement? This participatory seminar will examine the above question through various lenses including a CBC Podcast of Ursula Franklin (May 2010) speaking on Peace, Democracy and her notion of “scrupling”; a recent essay by Brigette DePape, the rogue Page; the recent Occupy Wall Street Movement and more. Continue Reading…

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