Increasing Authentic Pedagogy in ENVR 200 using Community Focused Videos

Title Increasing Authentic Pedagogy in ENVR 200 using Community Focused Videos
Faculty/College/Unit Science
Status Active
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2017
Project Summary

The Environmental Science (ENSC) core courses (ENVR 200, 300, 400) culminate in a two-term community-based team project in which students collaborate, design, and undertake an authentic research project. To better scaffold this experiential learning, we propose a new video-prompted activity for ENVR 200. Two short (6 – 8) minute videos will present locally relevant and persistent case studies in environmental science (climate change and food production) including candid community perspectives presented in context to highlight the complexity of the issue. The accompanying in-class activities will initiate a process of authentic scientific thinking to scaffold learning in ENVR 300 and 400. This proposal complements other initiatives within EOAS to strengthen the use of authentic science pedagogies.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2017/2018
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Tara Ivanochko
Year 1: Funded Amount 38,170
Year 1: Team Members

Sara Harris, Professor of Teaching, EOAS, Faculty of Science
Mark Johnson, Associate Professor, EOAS / IRES, Faculty of Science
Michael Lispen, 12 Month Lecturer, EOAS, Faculty of Science