The John Dewey Kitchen Institute is a two and a half day immersive workshop designed to give participants practice in using food-based inquiry in their own food studies classes.
Philosopher and education theorist John Dewey recognized the pedagogical power of the “kitchenroom” as a learning environment, and of cooking as an inquiry activity. Under his guidance, the Dewey School used cooking for teaching young children everything from chemistry to culture, all within a frame of collaboration and cooperation. The John Dewey Kitchen Institute uses Dewey’s philosophy of teaching and learning in the kitchen to ground an inquiry model for college teaching.
This workshop will introduce participants to principles of John Dewey’s experiential educational theory through a set of cooking, tasting and eating activities.
Participants will come to the workshop prepared with a course or course unit(s) and will work with other participants and organizers to develop new approaches.
Online Course Component (optional)
Learning Objectives and Outcomes
1. Gain an understanding of the complex dynamics of practical and theoretical learning within an experiential setting.
2. Learn strategies for incorporating the Dewey Tenets into your teaching.
3. Experience cooking, tasting, and eating as a way to learn about inquiry.
4. Develop critical-thinking exercises that you can apply in the classroom.
COURSE DAYS & TIMES:
June 23th 12:00 to 4:30 pm, June 24th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, June 25th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
NOTE TO ALL STUDENTS:
Housing is not included in the program fee, however, students can choose to purchase on campus housing. Participants have the option of staying in the cost efficient, newest, green, residence halls on campus known as University Heights. Linens are included in your stay, and the U Heights dorms are air-conditioned. Staying on campus is convenient for access to dining halls, parking, easy access to class, and downtown restaurants. On campus housing requires a two night minimum. A parking permit for the week is included with on campus housing.
If you choose to not stay on campus, you can still purchase a parking permit in this process.
This is a professional program -- the presence of children during the program is distracting to program participants and faculty. Minors and dependents of program participants are not permitted to attend any portion of this program, even with adult supervision.