Episode 2

Rena Upitis: Learning Through the Arts, the Body, and the Natural World

Dr. Rena Upitis is a Professor of Education at Queen’s University. She has authored or co-authored 10 books and over 100 peer-reviewed articles. Her research and curriculum projects have explored teacher, artist, and student transformation through the arts. Rena herself is a musician, visual artist, and timber-frame carpenter. Oh yeah, and she lives off-grid!

In this podcast, Rena talks about how:

  • we learn best when we are emotionally-connected to questions that matter,

  • there are multiple paths for joy in post-secondary life, 

  • some children are learning more under lockdown than in schools.

Join us for another episode of the Meaningful Learning Podcast by Coconut Thinking.


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The Coconut Thinking podcast brings together educational provocateurs who are re-thinking school as a concept and a space.