Presentation Title

Aesthetic Experiences Based on Volunteering at the University Radio Station (The X)

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented the Saturday of the conference

Location

IB 1020

Start Date

24-3-2018 10:15 AM

End Date

24-3-2018 10:30 AM

Abstract

The human race has the privilege of learning and adapting to different social constructs. We are capable of understanding how our environment and body are connected to our emotions. It is a huge matter that society understands how significant aesthetic experiences can help an individual and, therefore, humanity as a whole. I find that aesthetic experiences impacted what occurs inside and outside of university walls.

One of my professor’s explained that an "aesthetic experience happens temporarily inside a person". In my view, an aesthetic experience does not have limitations. I can relate to those experiences greatly in Canada. It is my fourth semester at Thompson River University and my first year and a half in Canada. Even though I have been here for a while, I still do not know much about the Kamloops community. When the winter semester started, another instructor introduced the concept of service-learning to our class. Many of the students in the class had never experienced service-learning before. My understanding about service-learning is that it refers to learning that actively involves students in a wide range of experiences, which benefits others and the community, while also advancing the goals of a given curriculum (Duncan and Kopperud, 2008).

I am beginning to see ways that I could possibly contribute to and learn more about the Kamloops community. I am a volunteer at the university radio station (The X). After I completed a month's classroom training. I began my own weekly radio show. I am gaining skills in broadcasting which I am interested in as a future career. I am learning how to search for and find things to help the organization. I am gaining valuable life lessons which help me to communicate with my supervisors and other volunteers about station goals and how to achieve them.

Through my experiences, I am seeing that service-learning has the potential to improve my attitude, and at the same time, help my community. I hope to continue my service-learning journey in Canada.

Department

Other

Service Learning

Faculty Advisor

Wendy Krauza

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Aesthetic Experiences Based on Volunteering at the University Radio Station (The X)

IB 1020

The human race has the privilege of learning and adapting to different social constructs. We are capable of understanding how our environment and body are connected to our emotions. It is a huge matter that society understands how significant aesthetic experiences can help an individual and, therefore, humanity as a whole. I find that aesthetic experiences impacted what occurs inside and outside of university walls.

One of my professor’s explained that an "aesthetic experience happens temporarily inside a person". In my view, an aesthetic experience does not have limitations. I can relate to those experiences greatly in Canada. It is my fourth semester at Thompson River University and my first year and a half in Canada. Even though I have been here for a while, I still do not know much about the Kamloops community. When the winter semester started, another instructor introduced the concept of service-learning to our class. Many of the students in the class had never experienced service-learning before. My understanding about service-learning is that it refers to learning that actively involves students in a wide range of experiences, which benefits others and the community, while also advancing the goals of a given curriculum (Duncan and Kopperud, 2008).

I am beginning to see ways that I could possibly contribute to and learn more about the Kamloops community. I am a volunteer at the university radio station (The X). After I completed a month's classroom training. I began my own weekly radio show. I am gaining skills in broadcasting which I am interested in as a future career. I am learning how to search for and find things to help the organization. I am gaining valuable life lessons which help me to communicate with my supervisors and other volunteers about station goals and how to achieve them.

Through my experiences, I am seeing that service-learning has the potential to improve my attitude, and at the same time, help my community. I hope to continue my service-learning journey in Canada.