EDC 528: Ecology of Imagination

Synonym:

68998 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

David Sobel

Credits:

1

Seats:

16

Semester:

Summer 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Mon 6/7 - 6/11 (1:00PM-4:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction
Required of and restricted to Science Education students through April 28; open to all Master’s students on April 29.

This course investigates ways in which children’s nature play can be used to invigorate the writing process. Making forts, hunting and gathering, constructing small worlds, going on adventures, and fantasy play are children’s instinctive ways of being in the natural world and these activities can be used as the basis for curriculum. We’ll use the surrounding neighborhood and hills to reconnect with childhood play. Out of these natural world experiences, each participant will craft a finished piece of writing by the end of the week.