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High Impact Practices?


What are some high impact practices that you incorporate in your undergraduate courses? I'm looking for ideas!

Here are some things that I do:
Students in a foundations of EE course create a draft lesson plan, peer teach it, revise it, and teach it to real children in place of a final exam.
Students in a course on investigating and acting on environmental issues choose an environmental issue to research, consider actions to take, and actually take three actions related to the issue over the course of the semester. During this course, we take a number of field trips to explore different ways of taking action--we go to the state capitol, the local co-op, and volunteer doing eco-management at a local organization.

What are some things that you do?

Thanks, in advance, for the ideas!

Take care,

In Canadian teacher education courses, we are experimenting with a variety of high impact strategies in EE. Getting them outside to investigate their local places is an important first step, often as part of a learning trail that integrates activities from across different subject areas. We are introducing them to land-based learning, working with Indigenous elders and knowledge-keepers to better understand Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK) and worldviews. And we're drawing on strategies from the arts to spark their thinking around environmental issues, using eco-art education as a way to develop awareness and take action. In Canada, we have a national network of teacher educators sharing their approaches to EE; we're sharing some of the work we're doing in an upcoming eePRO webinar on May 16th - see the link to register. We'd love to learn from others as part of this - how are you approaching EE in your faculty of education to deepen its impact?