Poster Presentations (Day 3)
To Have a Sense of Place
I have always had a strong sense of place. I spent most of my childhood exploring the different spaces and places I lived. When talking to friends, some have a few experiences they can remember and connect with, but I can remember experiences from throughout my childhood and adult life. I wondered about my students’ sense of place. My research intended to determine if my students had a sense of place and, if not, could they develop a sense of place by being immersed in a space and then create art to share its story with others. I designed and implemented a unit based on our school’s campus and ahupuaʻa (land division). Then I studied my students as we went through the unit, from discovering the space to creating our art piece and using that piece to tell the story of our campus and ahupuaʻa. Sense of place, is it something that you have or something that you develop?
STEMS² Pillars: Aʻo, Makawalu, Moʻolelo, Sense of Place
June 30th, 2022, 9:30am–10:30am HST
Location: Posters & Partners (Gather.Town)
The Attend Online: Session Link will take you to Gather.Town. Walk your avatar to the Posters & Partners Room. The password will be sent to all registered participants, register here. For additional technical guidance, see the Participation Guide.
- Native Hawaiians in STEM Living at The Intersection of Their Cultural and Professional Identities
- Discovering my Sense of Place
- Developing Students’ Awareness of Their Impact Upon the World
- The Power of Pilina: Teaching Strategies for Using Hawaiʻi-Specific Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Management Themes and Practices to Promote Social Justice Education in Elementary Classrooms
- O ke Kumu Lama, He Kumu Paʻa Ia
- Swimmable and Fishable in Seven Years – Analyzing the Effectiveness of an Ala Wai Watershed STEMS2 Unit
- Science Educators’ Perception of Value: An Interdisciplinary STEMS^2 Website Evaluation