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Wednesday, June 22 • 11:15 - 12:15
CON01.03a - Incorporating Civic Engagement in the Post-Secondary Curriculum

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Higher Education has a role to play in fostering civic engagement, yet liberal arts curricula tend to reinforce the theoretical foundations of course material. Schools can promote civic engagement through debate and discussions of current events, in addition to activities that encourage connections between the students and their civic community.

This session will discuss a recent project that explored the use of non-traditional assignments to promote civic engagement in the Liberal Arts Curriculum at a community college. Examples of assignments will be shared, along with feedback from participants in a pilot project. Participants will also have the chance to review an instructional guide that is being prepared for instructors who wish to incorporate civic engagement assignments into their teaching.

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Matt Farrell

Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Fanshawe College
Matt is a full-time Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies in the  School of Language & Liberal Studies at Fanshawe College. He also works as a Faculty Development Consultant leading workshops to promote innovative teaching practices. Matt's research interests include learning analytics... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:15 - 12:15 EDT