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Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls

April 11 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

It’s artificial to assume learning happens only inside the classroom. Learning can and should happen 24/7, and research shows that when it is connected to people’s lives, it’s more beneficial, more robust, and ”stickier.”

So, how do we draw on environments outside the classroom walls and leverage them in service of our educational aims? How can we approach this thoughtfully, in ways that help us engage with our broader communities, transcend traditional academic boundaries, and foster deep learning?

Join your Berkeley colleagues for an open, informal discussion. Hear from faculty who have each taken a different approach to this and share your own questions, ideas, and strategies.

Refreshments will be provided and participants are welcome to bring their lunch. Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.


  • Jason Corburn (City & Regional Planning / Public Health)
  • Pat Steenland (Berkeley College Writing Programs)
  • Nicholas Swanson-Hysell (Earth and Planetary Sciences)

Moderated by Richard Freishtat, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning


Center for Teaching and Learning


Academic Innovation Studio (117 Dwinelle Hall)
Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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