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Masters Field Project
Master of Education (MEd)
Darby, Kate J.
This project explores experiential, place-based, sustainable-design education on a higher-ed campus farm. It includes program development concepts as well as curriculum development for hands-on teaching of agroecology, ecological design and permaculture. The focus is the application of sustainable systems thinking to the educational farm environment to facilitate meaningful connections between theory and practice as well as between the student and their immediate environment.
The .PDF document outlines a 3-year process of developing the teaching potential of Western Washington University's Outback Farm. This includes personal reflection on administrative tasks, teaching experiences and discourse in environmental education. Much of the work draws on the authors personal experiences working within the University to develop the site and associated programming. This was all conducted in the partial completion of a Master's in Environmental Education.
Outdoor education--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham, Sustainable agriculture--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Bellingham, Experiential learning--Curricula, Curriculum planning
Western Washington University
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Kearsley, Paul, "Program Development at the Outback: Exploring Place-Based, Experiential Education through a Campus Farm." (2017). WWU Graduate School Collection. 582.