Tag Archives: place-based learning

Examples from the OpenLab

Hi everyone,

I added a link on the Living Lab Related Websites page to the OpenLab Tour, which may be of interest to everyone here.  It includes some great examples of Courses, Projects, and Clubs on the OpenLab.

Below are also links to the information literacy assignment examples we’ll showcase at tomorrow’s seminar on Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab.

Drugs in the News Assignment – Anna Matthews – DEN 2315 Pharmacology

Assignment Description: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/l4/2015/09/25/drugs-in-the-news/

Wikipedia Assignment – Jason Montgomery and Anne Leonard – LIB/ARCH2205 Learning Spaces

Student-created Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farragut_Houses

Aesthetic Mapping Assignment – Jody Rosen – ENG1101 – Ways of Seeing

Assignment Description: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/rosenspevackfylcf15/project-3/

Student Posts: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/rosenspevackfylcf15/category/coursework/eng-project-3/

Friday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard: places, methods, questions

Last Friday’s visit to learning experience at the Brooklyn Navy Yard really generated some interesting observations and discussion. I hope everyone came away with more questions than answers. Some of the questions I left with I’ll offer to you, so feel free to respond in the comments!

What places will your students learn about? What questions will they ask before the experiential or place-based activity? What will they ask during and after the activity? What methods will they use to address those questions, and what data or information will they uncover? How will they document and reflect on their learning experiences?

Please contribute your place-based activities and assignments to the place-based learning toolkit (membership is open to all!) and document, assess, and reflect on these activities with the activity template.