HSSE 'Brown Bag' Seminar Designing Learning Environments Inside and Out:

HSSE 'Brown Bag' Seminar Designing Learning Environments Inside and Out:

Date & Time

12 November 2014, 00:00


NIE 3-02-27


Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE)

Events Details

About the Topic

The focus of this presentation is to apply the theory of learning environment research to identify the significant differences between classroom-based learning environments and other informal learning environments that encourage integrated and collaborative models of education delivery.  Learning environment research can provide an effective format for assessing formal education programmes that are interdisciplinary and experiential by structure and design.  Two experiential, school programmes in BC will be shared in the work shop in a case study approach.  Learning Environment surveys were used to explore possible trends in student perceptions of learning experiences. Trends that were discovered through the questionnaires were further investigated through small group interviews with students from each of the programmes.

About the Speakers

David Zandvliet is an Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) and Director of the Institute for Environmental Learning. His interests lie at the intersection of science and environmental education and learning environments research. He has conducted studies at locations in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.