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Learning technologies' team sets out for African expedition

earthducation.jpgOn January 7, Earthducation team members, consisting of learning technologies' faculty, staff, and graduate students, embark on their next expedition to Burkina Faso, in west Africa. The team, led by professors Aaron Doering and Charles Miller (Curriculum and Instruction), will visit schools, explore cultural and physical geography, and interview local people on their thoughts on education and sustainability.

The Earthducation research project is funded in part by a Discovery Grant from the Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota. The grant will help support the learning technologies faculty in their research pursuits.

The mission behind Earthducation is to collaborate with cultures from around the globe to develop an ecological narrative based on two fundamental questions:

1. What is education to you?

2. Can education advance sustainability?

For more information on the Earthducation expedition, please read the recent UMNews article. See also the KARE11 story and the video below.

Follow the Earthducation expedition on Twitter and for updates.

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