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Date: Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016

Time: 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Add to CalendarTeaching and Learning Show 'n' Share: Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program10/18/2016 03:30 PM10/18/2016 04:30 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverThis semester, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is inviting faculty, staff and students to present on innovative and inspiring teaching and learning practices. We are pleased to announce that we are kicking off this series on Tuesday, October 18th with Joanne Falvai and Beth McLin.In the spring semester of 2016, criminology professors Joanne Falvai and Elizabeth McLin taught the very first "Inside-Out" course at the Nanaimo Correctional Centre.  The “Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program" offers prison-based post-secondary academic courses to groups composed of both university students ("outside" learners) and incarcerated students ("inside" learners) who learn together. Founded in 1997 in Philadelphia by one university professor inspired by one incarcerated man, the program is based on the simple hypothesis that incarcerated men and women and college/university learners might mutually benefit from studying together as peers. Together, they build classroom communities based on dialogue, collaboration and serious, shared inquiry.The Inside-Out Program places a human face on justice issues while giving both inside and outside learners a powerful academic and experiential learning opportunity, grounded in a philosophy recognizing that each human being has innate worth and a story to tell. Expansion of Inside-Out into Canada offers the chance to implement and evaluate the program’s impact in a country with a different population and systems.VIU is among the first five universities in Canada, and the second Criminology department, to offer Inside-Out, building on the successful experiences of over 140 US universities and colleges. The second offering of this course begins in January 2017 and is entitled, "Social Exclusion: Exploring Diversity, Stigma and Marginalization."Joanne and Beth, along with former Inside-Out students, will share their experience facilitating and participating in this "life changing" course.  Refreshments and snacks will be served.Please be advised that this session may run a little past 4:30pm given the engaging nature of the session and the fact that we’d like to encourage as rich a discussion as possible.  Location: Nanaimo Campus Building 305, Room 444Date: October 18, 2016 3:30PM - 4:30PMRegistration: InVIUQuestions: Kathleen.Bortolin@viu.ca (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning)false

This semester, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is inviting faculty, staff and students to present on innovative and inspiring teaching and learning practices. We are pleased to announce that we are kicking off this series on Tuesday, October 18th with Joanne Falvai and Beth McLin.

In the spring semester of 2016, criminology professors Joanne Falvai and Elizabeth McLin taught the very first "Inside-Out" course at the Nanaimo Correctional Centre.  

The “Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program" offers prison-based post-secondary academic courses to groups composed of both university students ("outside" learners) and incarcerated students ("inside" learners) who learn together. Founded in 1997 in Philadelphia by one university professor inspired by one incarcerated man, the program is based on the simple hypothesis that incarcerated men and women and college/university learners might mutually benefit from studying together as peers. Together, they build classroom communities based on dialogue, collaboration and serious, shared inquiry.

The Inside-Out Program places a human face on justice issues while giving both inside and outside learners a powerful academic and experiential learning opportunity, grounded in a philosophy recognizing that each human being has innate worth and a story to tell. Expansion of Inside-Out into Canada offers the chance to implement and evaluate the program’s impact in a country with a different population and systems.

VIU is among the first five universities in Canada, and the second Criminology department, to offer Inside-Out, building on the successful experiences of over 140 US universities and colleges. The second offering of this course begins in January 2017 and is entitled, "Social Exclusion: Exploring Diversity, Stigma and Marginalization."

Joanne and Beth, along with former Inside-Out students, will share their experience facilitating and participating in this "life changing" course.  

Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Please be advised that this session may run a little past 4:30pm given the engaging nature of the session and the fact that we’d like to encourage as rich a discussion as possible.  

Location: Nanaimo Campus Building 305, Room 444

Date: October 18, 2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Registration: InVIU

Questions: Kathleen.Bortolin@viu.ca (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning)

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