Thursday, October 18, 2007

An Educational Exploration


Arctic Transect 2004, an Educational Exploration of Nunavut (AT2004), is an adventure-learning program that connected 3,000,000 students around the world.
College of Education and Human Development in University of Minnesota and Nomads Adventure and Education supported the learning program. A team of six educators and explorers traveled by dogsled from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada across the Nunavut, the newest territory in the Canadian Arctic, to their final destination at the north end of the Baffin Island, stopping at seven Inuit communities along the way. In the latest issue of Journal of Online Education, an article describes the learning project. You could learn how it provides students with opportunities to explore real-world issues through authentic learning experiences and what educational perspectives the project adopted from the article. AT2004 is not an MUVE game but it provides close-to-real life experience to students.


Susan
Note: The images were retrieved from a link to an article that was originally published in Innovate (http://www.innovateonline.info/) as: Doering, A.. 2007. Adventure Learning: : Situating Learning in an Authentic Context. Innovate 3 (6). http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=342 (accessed October 18, 2007). The article is reprinted here with permission of the publisher, The Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University.

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