2010-11 CEREMONY: Relating Hospitably to the Land
Fall, Winter and Spring quarters
Faculty: Raul Nakasone education, Native American studies, Latin American studies, Spanish, Peruvian history, David Rutledge education, Native American studies, Yvonne Peterson education, Native American studies
Major areas of study include history of the Américas, political science, ethnography, cultural anthropology, Indigenous studies and areas of study determined by student research projects.
Class Standing: This all-level program accepts students with class standing from freshman to senior; 25% seats are reserved for freshmen.
This program is for learners who have a research
topic (with a
focus on spirituality and community) in mind, as
well as for those who
would like to learn how to do research in a
environment. Learners will be exposed to research
research and interviewing techniques, writing
literacy, library workshops, moving River of Culture
documentary, educational technology and the
educational philosophy that
supports this program. Yvonne Peterson will offer
workshops to support the particular academic needs
of first and
In the fall, participants will state research questions. In late fall and winter, individually and in small study groups, learners will develop the historical background for their chosen questions and do the integrative review of the literature and data collection. Ongoing workshops will allow participants to learn the skills for completing their projects. Late winter and into spring quarter, students will write conclusions, wrap up projects and prepare for a public presentation. The last part of spring will be entirely dedicated to presentations.
Depending on their individual projects, learners will develop, use and explore some of the following areas: Bloom's Taxonomy; the theory of multiple intelligence; curriculum development, assessment and instruction and Choice Theory; expectations of an Evergreen graduate and the five foci; quantitative reasoning; self- and group-motivation; and communication (to include dialogue, e-mail, resources on the Web and our moodle site). They will also develop skills in creating interactive Web pages, blogs and documentaries, as well as iMovie editing and presentations using PowerPoint or YouTube.
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in education, social sciences, the arts, multicultural studies, social work, human services and the humanities.
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