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Arts Speaker Series

  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University 12666 72 Avenue Surrey, BC, V3W 2M8 Canada (map)

"From Classroom to Community: Rediscovering the Humanities in the Digital Experience"

As post-secondary educators, we often hear those buzz terms: Experiential learning. Communities of practice. Digital humanities. Service learning. Meeting students where they are. While they sound like good ideas in a conference keynote or at a professional development session, how do we make them a reality back in our classrooms? This talk will demonstrate how these concepts can become a meaningful and integral part of a faculty member’s teaching, research, and service. Three case studies will be discussed: the development and launch of Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration, KPU’s open-access film studies journal; the creation of the KDocs Community Outreach Program; and the teaching of ENGL 4300: Writing and Persuasion Beyond the Classroom (Summer 2016) as a digital humanities experiment.

Learn more:

Earlier Event: March 21
KDocs Movie Lounge
Later Event: January 5
"Documentary Activism" Workshop