Place-based education has been an interest of mine for a while now, but recently I have felt like I’ve been aimlessly swimming around in the same pool of water with no exchange of ideas. Recently I met with Greg Smith, Jessica Kleiss, and Jim Proctor to throw around ideas for possible thesis research this summer […]
During our sophomore year, Environmental Studies majors at Lewis & Clark create and declare a concentration, or focused area of interest, that evolves throughout the years and eventually could inform our senior thesis. Here are posts related to my thought processes throughout the years.
I’ve had a few thoughts about focusing my concentration more since my last post. I have plans to try to get back to New Zealand this summer to do more research, so I’ve been thinking of ways to expand my experiences from the fall, and perhaps move forward with research for my thesis. The only […]
Israel, Andrei L. “Putting Geography Education into Place: What Geography Educators Can Learn from Place-Based Education, and Vice Versa.” Journal of Geography 111, no. 2 (2012): 76–81. This article details the theory and practice behind place-based education as well as the current state of geography field-work. The author argues that both geography and place-based education can […]
After receiving the first round of feedback on my concentration from Jim and Jessica, I realized I would need to make some major edits. In my first proposal I made a bunch of generalizations and assumptions in order to make my point — I can now look back and realize that I was drawing on […]
This past week has been a whirlwind of work on my concentration. Through numerous meetings, dozens of explanations, and hours of reading, I am finally beginning to feel more comfortable with my concentration. I now have a few contacts at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Teaching who have connections to New Zealand as […]
After assessing my interests and deciding that I would love to integrate education, ethnic studies, and art, I had a meeting with the Environmental Education teacher at the grad school, Greg Smith. He pointed me towards a plethora of interesting resources, including books, articles, journals and websites that are all very close to what I […]