Podcat: Why We Should Move Classrooms To The Streets — with Dr. Cameron Owens

Mark Twain famously said, “Don’t let schooling get in the way of your education.” Dr. Cameron Owens (4th from the left, brown shirt, helmet, large open mouth smile) at the University of Victoria took this directly to heart when he helped create the Sustainability Field School.

On the cutting edge of experimental learning, Dr. Owens has knocked down the barriers of the classroom by taking the students out into the “real world”. The unique study travel programs give students the chance to interact with people and places that they may never have experienced inside a classroom.

In this podcast, Dr. Owens discusses the benefits of programs like this and how they can better prepare students for post-grad life and evolve into great civic leaders and champions of sustainability.

Dr. Owens also does a great job of making me realize just how much I would like to go back to school ;)