Jump to Main Content
Decrease font size Reset font size Increase font size
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto Home| OISE| U of T| Quercus| Site Map | Contact Us | Feeling Distressed?
INSPIRING EDUCATION | oise.utoronto.ca
Environmental and Sustainability Education

Teach for the Earth, Teach for the Future


This clay tile installation was created in 2013 by over a hundred OISE B.Ed students to emphasize the importance of nature-based learning in school and community settings.  Influenced by the writings of Richard Louv, these students learned about the importance of reconnecting children and adults with nature, which many consider to be the most powerful environment for teaching and learning.  Inspired by the work of environmental artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Patrick Dougherty, the OISE students drew, incised and sculpted their impressions and memories of nature-based learning into clay tiles, which were fired and coloured with natural oxide pigments.

Lead Artists:  OISE B.Ed students/artists Aidan Hammond, Nikolas Katsiou and Wynette Tavares; Hilary Inwood, Teacher Educator, OISE, University of Toronto


art2 art3 art4 art5

OISEcms v.1.0 | Site last updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Disclaimer | Webmaster

© OISE University of Toronto
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 CANADA