FIPSE Project Workshop--Experiential Learning
Professor Catherine Lavender
Department of History
The College of Staten Island/CUNY
This is an outline of my goals while working on my FIPSE project, along with a brief examination of some of the classroom exercises which I developed to address those goals. Further materials are accessible via my CSI homepage at http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/
- 1) To foster students' experiential learning in my own classroom.
- 2) To produce teaching materials which will foster students' experiential learning.
- 3) To encourage students who intend to become teachers themselves to produce teaching materials which will foster their own experiential learning and their future students' experiential learning.
- Goal One: Fostering students' experiential learning in my own classroom.
- A) Hiking in High Rock Park with the Honors Class (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/502.html)
- --materials for reading beforehand/writing questions (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/502write.html)
- --the program for the hike
- B) Touring the Museum of the American Indian
- --materials for reading beforehand (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/nmaitrip.html)
- --the tour of the museum
- --writing questions (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/nmaitrip.html)
- C) Evaluating Content and Quality of Websites
- --introducing online materials/WWW tutorial (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/csitutor.html)
- --Evaluating websites discussion (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/websites.html)
- --generating goals for own websites (see Goal Three below)
- Goal Two: Producing teaching materials which will foster students' experiential learning.
- A) The Liberty Rhetoric Website (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/americanstudies/lavender/liberty.html)
- --exercises for use
- B) Virginia Woolf's Orlando
- --starting point for Orlando (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/orlando.html)
- --critical reading on Orlando and gender bending (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/orlchg.html)
- --critical reading on women and biography (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/orlbio.html)
- Goal Three: Encouraging student teachers to produce teaching materials which will foster their own experiential learning and their future students' experiential learning.
- A) The New York Women's Biography Hub (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/386/)
- --planning the site
- --addressing technical concerns/phobias
- --addressing research concerns
- --addressing writing concerns (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/essay.html)
- --creating (and critiquing) the Hub
- B) Yvonne Tu's Guide to Public History (http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/tu/)