Dr Alan Warner - Bringing environmental education to life: Investigating a narrative, storyline approach to curriculum design

Date / Time: 24 April 2012 2-3.30pm
Venue: TC2.27, Faculty of Education

Stories organise and provide meaning in our lives, yet educators often teach through outcomes and activities. Young people become more engaged when they come to the learning context with a purpose or role that is meaningful to them, where they become the actors or leaders in a story. This talk presents the conceptual framework and an example of a storyline/narrative approach to curriculum design, including children’s perspectives based on qualitative interviews.

Dr. Alan Warner, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Alan Warner is an associate professor who teaches in Environmental and Sustainability Studies at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada . He has been developing, directing, leading and researching environmental education programs for more than 30 years with a wide range of groups, from young children to senior-level professionals. Alan was the 2007 Canadian Post-Secondary Environmental Educator of the Year.

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