Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Title

Collected Essays on Teaching and Learning

Volume

3

First Page

75

Last Page

82

Keywords

metaphor in teaching and learning, higher education

Abstract

Nearly twenty college and university voyageurs hailing from Atlantic Canada to the Pacific Coast and points in between, as well as intrepid pedagogues from institutions of higher education from Asia and Australia rendezvous at the Small Craft Aquatic Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on the shores of the St. John River. The sun shines brightly on this warm, mid-June morning, and the water sparkles, inviting the assembled paddlers to embark on a fleeting voyage of discovery in the great Canadian out-of-doors. The group leader addresses the circle of eager life vest-clad participants as they stand, paddles in hand, in anticipation of the day’s activity. “Welcome to this pre-conference workshop” begins the facilitator, “let us begin with a warm-up activity!” A casual observer of the scene would surely be perplexed: a canoe-based conference workshop activity? For professors of all ages, shapes, and sizes? What’s this about?

Comments

This article was first published in Collected essays on Teaching and Learning (CELT) and is available here. To access more articles from this journal please visit http://ojs.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/CELT/index.

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