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ERIC Number: EJ1058339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
Paddle Your Own Canoe: Metaphors for Teaching between the Tides
Wright, W. Alan; Monette, Marie-Jeanne; Hamilton, Beverley
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v3 p75-82 2010
Nearly twenty college and university voyageurs hailing from Atlantic Canada to the Pacific Coast and points in between, as well as intrepid pedagogues from institutions of higher education from Asia and Australia rendezvous at the Small Craft Aquatic Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on the shores of the St. John River. The sun shines brightly on this warm, mid-June morning, and the water sparkles, inviting the assembled paddlers to embark on a fleeting voyage of discovery in the great Canadian out-of-doors. The group leader addresses the circle of eager life vest-clad participants as they stand, paddles in hand, in anticipation of the day's activity. "Welcome to this pre-conference workshop" begins the facilitator, "let us begin with a warm-up activity!" A casual observer of the scene would surely be perplexed: a canoe-based conference workshop activity? For professors of all ages, shapes, and sizes? What's this about?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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