The Classroom Beyond Newsletter

Inclusion in Informal Education

Authentic. Emotional. Affective.

For an outdoor educator, what is the value of an authentic experience? How can you guide your learners to affective engagement – an attitudinal, emotional connection with the material you’re sharing?

That’s the topic I discuss on this week’s podcast with Lacie Ownbey, educator at the Indianapolis Zoo. She shares her adventures with dolphins, seals, and sharks to get learners excited – and that way, they learn more.

Check out our Web site for more connections to affective engagement – or to get in touch!


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