On October 4th, Sarah Van Borek joins us to share her thoughts about the “Power of Voice”, her work as a BCcampus Research Fellow, and her studies in Environmental Education and explorations to decolonize higher education.
Tune-in 12 Noon on DS106 Radio. Join the conversation #LunchableLearning #ds106radio!
Sarah Van Borek is a Canadian educator, media artist, and arts-based researcher who taught in BC at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design from 2012 to this year’s spring term. Her life and work has taken her between Canada and various countries across Africa, and she is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. This October she’ll graduate with her PhD in Environmental Education from Rhodes University in South Africa. Her doctoral research focused on developing a relational model of university curriculum using site-specific media arts towards reconciliation of diverse peoples and waterways, while contributing to decolonizing higher education. Her multimedia thesis – as part of her commitment to decolonizing her PhD process – includes podcasts, videos, a song, a music video, and a website. Her aim is for these resources to inspire other institutions and communities to consider adopting parts of this approach towards planetary wellbeing. From 2019-2020, Sarah was an EdTech Fellow with BCcampus, researching the potential for podcasting to support more inclusive online learning environments. She’s particularly passionate about possibilities that emerge in implicit and affective learning, especially through things like sound and voice (including the voice of nonhumans).
Overview of Sarah’s BCcampus Ed Tech Fellowship 2019-2020
Articles from BCcampus.ca
- Introduction to the Intervention: Pracademic episode 1
- Press Play to Improve Access and Inclusivity
- Improvise, Adapt and Overcome
Emily Carr University of Art and Design course Nature Speaking
Nature Speaking student Keira’s sound clip
BCcampus workshop Studio20 panel Encouraging Student Voices Online with Podcasting
Podcast Making Toolkit prepared by Sarah Van Borek
“Please Don’t Blow it” is one part/piece of Sarah’s multimedia PhD thesis in Environmental Education from Rhodes University, South Africa. Her multimedia thesis also includes Climate for Changing Lenses podcast (https://anchor.fm/sarahvanborek) where you can listen to the full episode/conversation with Siobhan McHugh; the DayOne podcast series co-produced with Anna James (https://dayonewater.wordpress.com/episodes/); a website (with some curriculum/workshop outlines) and videos (which will be available in future.)
Academic Journal Articles
Van Borek, S., & James, A. (2019). (Toward)Sound research practice: Podcast-building as modelling relational sensibilities at the water-climate change nexus in cape town. The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, 14(1), 9–27. https://doi.org/10.18848/2326-9987/CGP/v14i01/9-27
View of a media arts-based praxis process of building towards a relational model of curriculum oriented towards reconciliation through water justice. (n.d.). Retrieved October 7, 2021, from https://upjournals.up.ac.za/index.php/jdd/article/view/35/302
View of water as artist-collaborator: Posthumanism and reconciliation in relational media arts-based education. (n.d.). Retrieved October 7, 2021, from https://journals.oslomet.no/index.php/rerm/article/view/4247/3771
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