We are here to support you, as instructors, as you engage learners in experiential place-based learning through adventurous pedagogy, innovation and technology.

The Centre of Learning Transformation (COLT) seeks to foster a culture of teaching and learning where we share together as we grow in confidence and competence, sharing our love of our disciplines with learners. We provide space for collaboration and discussion, workshops, courses and online training.

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    Paddles & Pedagogy

    Experiential place-based learning & sea kayaking

    February 22-29, 2020
    La Paz & Espiritu Santos Island, Baja, Mexico

    “Paddles and Pedagogy was legitimately a transformative experience for me as an instructor. It helped me identify the things I was already doing right but more importantly it provided tons of feedback about how I can improve the things that aren’t aiding my students’ learning”
    — Kirk Hart

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  • Learning local and place-based education.

    Wolfgang, a student from our Hydrology class and University Transfer Program, enjoys the education he gets outside of the four walls of a classroom at CMTN. Doing fieldwork that is transferable to a job site is an invaluable career-ready experience.

    At Coast Mountain College we aim to be the college of choice for experiential, place-based learning. We're allowing students to learn both in the classroom and in the spectacular outdoor spaces that are so unique to this part of Canada.

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  • COLT indigenization


    Local Indigenous communities within the College region support and guide the College’s ability to provide and grow Indigenous culture and knowledge into the student experience. Moving forward, we will continue to identify more ways we can strengthen our responsiveness and responsibility to Indigenous learners and communities. 

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COLT Articulation


Course articulation is important to help our students build on their Coast Mountain College experiences and access opportunities for further education and training. 

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    Paddles and Pedagogy

    Paddles and Pedagogy was an 8 day field school professional development opportunity for instructors in the form of a sea kayak learning journey in Mexico.
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    Introducing 'The Teaching Lab' in COLT's Yurt Classroom

    The Centre of Learning Transformation’s yurt will serve as The Teaching Lab – a place for inspiration and innovation to promote and elevate teaching and learning at Coast Mountain College.
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