Creating a Pathway Toward Campus-wide Place-Based Education


Talk Story / Paper


After realizing that most of the Leeward Community College faculty and staff had little understanding of the history of the Puʻuloa/Pearl Harbor area where our campus is situated, we put together a team from across campus to work on a short video about the rich natural and cultural history of the area. The video includes moʻolelo from pre-colonization times and ends with community and student involvement towards a more sustainable and hopeful future of this heavily developed and militarized area. We plan to add an array of resources and hope this will be an easy onboarding for faculty and staff to inspire them to approach their work with a more place-based framework. Resources will include a curated libguide, a teaching guide with references, a short summary of the video, and a Story Map. In this session we will present preliminary resources to get feedback on their use for educators.

Session Recording

STEMS² Pillars: Aʻo, Moʻolelo, Sense of Place


June 25th, 2020, 10:30am–11:30am HST

Location: STEMS² Symposium Room 1

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    Anuschka Faucci
    Leeward Community College
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    Annemarie Paikai
    Leeward Community College
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    Erin Thompson
    Leeward Community College