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Course Description

In these two workshops, we will explore how community-engaged teaching practices can be meaningful opportunities to engage students and benefit communities. Workshop A will discuss strategies for doing community-engaged teaching, and Workshop B will discuss strategies for documenting the impact of these pedagogical approaches.

Come to one or both workshops – your choice.

Facilitators: John McArdle and Alice de Koning 

 

Workshop A: Introduction to the Power of Place: Effective strategies for community-engaged teaching 

October 20, 11:30-1:00 pm

Linking classroom concepts with practical application for community stakeholders is a high-impact teaching practice.  Regardless of faculty or discipline, place and community-based methods are a useful part of an instructor's toolkit.  Students have deeper learning experiences and instructors find ways to make new connections between content and contemporary issues when they leave the classroom and experience local environments. Communities benefit as well, as students form insights and often make valuable recommendations and contributions. They can also be a lot of fun.  

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:  

  • Access a collection of lesson plans and instructional design materials organized for both in-person and online learning environments
  • Choose practical teaching strategies that advance student learning outcomes 
  • Select different learning activities that promote student engagement, critical self-reflection, and stakeholder engagement in a local community or place 

 

Workshop B: The Power of Place: Assessing impact for publication about community-engaged pedagogy

November 24, 2021, 11:30-1:00 pm

This session will focus on how to demonstrate the impact of community-engaged pedagogy

through publications in various outlets. Community-engaged pedagogy is a high-impact teaching practice that pays dividends for students, faculty, the university, and the community, but its impact is not often assessed or disseminated. We will discuss ways that faculty can highlight how their community-engaged work drives innovation, supports equity, and demonstrates impact.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:  

  • Identify ways in which their community-engaged work contributes to innovation, equity, and impact goals
  • Develop systems for documenting and assessing the impact of this work
  • Frame community-engaged activities as appropriate vehicles for thoughtful action research
  • Identify Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) journals in their field that are rigorous, peer-reviewed outlets for their research
  • Understand how to highlight community-engaged practices into their teaching dossiers and promotion materials
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