Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Inspire the Next Generation Today
Four future teachers listened to the planet Jupiter using two antennas and a receiver that they constructed themselves. Their experience will become curriculum for local elementary school students at San Benito Elementary School in Atascadero.
Barking up the Right Tree
Recent graduate Meghan Balderama gives a first-person account of how a love of dogs and a hands-on liberal studies course turned into an internship with Woods Humane Society.
Letter from the Chair
Liberal studies students have a passion for community involvement, which is nurtured at Cal Poly. Also, the end of the CSET requirement? Lola Berber-Jiménez has all the department news.
Inquiry-Based Learning Builds Mathematical Confidence
Inquiry-Based Learning is a learning-centered method of teaching mathematics that helps liberal studies majors appreciate making sense of math problems, collaborating with fellow students, and even getting stuck. Shannon Sheehan (Liberal Studies, '18) talks about her experience with this method in a video accompanying this article.
Teaching and Learning in a Classical Classroom
Junior Vanessa Lamoureux spent a quarter at the San Luis Obispo Classical Academy, which offers a classics-based curriculum to homeschooled students. She reflects on the value of experiencing an alternative school.
Graduates Honored by College and Department
The college and department honored a number of liberal studies 2018 graduates for their outstanding achievements last spring, including academic success and contributions to the department.