Are you teaching a course that should be listed on this site, or would you like to get together to talk about place-based, immersive, or expeditionary teaching methods?
Are you a student looking for courses that take you outside the classroom?
Or, join us this summer…
Outdoor Education Research Assistant – Summer 2017
We are hiring a research assistant to work on a project assessing the feasibility of increasing opportunities at the University of Toronto for undergraduate programs focused on immersive place-based or expeditionary learning.
We are interested in expanding experiential learning programming at the University that involves student travel, labour, and physical challenge. Research points to the success of programs that demand self-sufficient living, physically demanding work, and sustained close contact with a group, where students are isolated from their typical environments. Such programs may be difficult to implement at a large institution like the University of Toronto, however. We wish to hire a research assistant who will work with us to survey existing models at other institutions and collect data that can be used help make recommendations to the University.
We are seeking a student with professional interests in or experience with these areas of education to work over the summer of 2017 on this research project under the (light) supervision of the two faculty leads.
Please contact us if you’re interested!