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Community and Civic Engagement in Your Courses: Why and How?

Modified: February 29, 2016

Community and Civic Engagement in Your Courses: Why and How?
Wednesday, March 9, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Searle Center Library, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, 627 Dartmouth Place
Evanston, IL 60208

Community engagement within higher education is often aimed at transforming students into active citizens concerned with serving the common good. But what effect does community engagement have on student learning? This workshop will investigate the relationship between community engagement in the classroom and students’ cognitive development. The workshop will explore the advantages and challenges of civic engagement pedagogies, and discuss strategies for aligning community engagement projects with learning objectives. After completing this workshop, participants will have the framework and resources necessary to successfully use civic engagement projects in his or her future courses and academic programs with the purpose of fostering student learning.  

Workshop Facilitators:
Stephanie Brehm is a doctoral candidate in American religions, studying religion, media, and popular culture in contemporary American life. Stephanie is a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the Searle Center.