New Semester, New Experiential Learning Activity

Unfortunately, my class schedule for Foundations doesn’t work well with the Human Anatomy schedule. This means I needed a new plan – a new experiential activity. I’ve decided to have my students explore VIU’s Learning Matters website, to see if there is anything they think should be added or changed from a student perspective. What they have found so far is that the site is very busy, and even though it contains a lot of good information, many of my students simply don’t want to spend the time reading over the content to find what they are looking for. The students also feel that information is lacking in two areas:

  • how to manage the stress of being a student (particularly from a student point of view)
  • science specific learning tools

The end result is that many of my students will be working on projects around self-care and curating science tools. I’m looking forward to seeing what they put together.


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