Friday, June 6, 2008

Creative Learning in the Field

When Louise Kretzschmar, Systematic Theology and Ethics Professor at UNISA, conducted an ethics class in South Africa she partnered with an environmental organization for funding and took a group of about 15 African students to a nature reserve. It was their first experience of their own country's wilderness, and the encounter was very impressive. Dealing with fear of wild animals, discovering their own roots as a ‘people of nature’, studying environmental issues and African mythology, all this made for a very holistic experience.

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: “Dealing with fear of wild animals.”