Food Literacy: It’s About More Than Just Reading Labels: Eric Schofield at TEDxTerry Talks 2013

Sixteen years after he dropped out of high school, Eric Schofield is now on his way to becoming a teacher. Eric talks about using “food literacy” to get students more engaged in the learning process, while also motivating them to explore beyond their horizons.

Eric Schofield is a current Bachelor of Education student at UBC. Throughout his past experiences working with “At-Risk” youth in high schools and community organizations, he found it difficult to get students interested in subjects such as Social Studies and Science. As a result, he developed a “Food Literacy” program, which combines the subjects of Home Economics and Human Geography to get students to think critically and get involved with the learning process. He hopes to communicate the value of experimental learning and getting students out of the classroom environment.

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