Event Title

Teaching Forestry Through Discovery

Location

Cheatham 317

Event Website

http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cuenr/index.html

Start Date

27-3-2010 4:00 PM

End Date

27-3-2010 4:30 PM

Description

“Effective teaching” is considered a leadership skill and is emphasized in the Boy Scouts of America adult leader training/skill development (Phelps 2000). The purpose of this skill development is to ensure that youth are engaged and that learning occurs. An important early step in the effective teaching method as outlined by BSA is guided discovery. In this process knowledge is confirmed, the need to know is established and motivation is instilled (http://www.webofroses.com/scouting/woodbadge/effective_teaching.phtml). A discovery can be simple or complex but should be the precursor to any teaching‐learning experience. This session will explore the application of discovery to the teaching of introductory forestry for nonforestry majors including both its benefits and its costs (eg. diminished time for traditional instruction). Practical examples will be shared and participants will have the opportunity to develop discovery experiences for their own classes. Phelps, Brian. 2001. Resources for leadership: sourcebook for managers of learning. Fifth Edition. White Stag Leadership Development, Monteray, CA.

Comments

Citation: McDonough, M.H. 2010. Teaching forestry through discovery. UENR Biennial Conference, Session Making it Real-General, Paper Number 2. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/MakingIt/2/.

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Mar 27th, 4:00 PM Mar 27th, 4:30 PM

Teaching Forestry Through Discovery

Cheatham 317

“Effective teaching” is considered a leadership skill and is emphasized in the Boy Scouts of America adult leader training/skill development (Phelps 2000). The purpose of this skill development is to ensure that youth are engaged and that learning occurs. An important early step in the effective teaching method as outlined by BSA is guided discovery. In this process knowledge is confirmed, the need to know is established and motivation is instilled (http://www.webofroses.com/scouting/woodbadge/effective_teaching.phtml). A discovery can be simple or complex but should be the precursor to any teaching‐learning experience. This session will explore the application of discovery to the teaching of introductory forestry for nonforestry majors including both its benefits and its costs (eg. diminished time for traditional instruction). Practical examples will be shared and participants will have the opportunity to develop discovery experiences for their own classes. Phelps, Brian. 2001. Resources for leadership: sourcebook for managers of learning. Fifth Edition. White Stag Leadership Development, Monteray, CA.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/MakingIt/2