Civic Concern in Teaching and Learning:
What is the public mission of a university education?
Do you want your students to think more about the political implications of what they are learning?
Do you want to help your students to appreciate the broader importance of their lab experiments?
Do you want to start conversations with your students about their roles as educated citizens in a democracy?
The 19th Annual Spring Teaching Forum will focus on civic engagement and take place on Monday, May 1 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Yale’s Center for Teaching and Learning (301 York Street) and in the Law School Levinson Auditorium (127 Wall Street). The Spring Teaching Forum (STF) fosters discussions about teaching and learning within the Yale community. All members of the Yale community are welcome.
By the end of the day, participants should be able to:
Describe the nature and aims of civic pedagogy, as well as its consequences
Use strategies to promote civic engagement in learning environments
Extend civic learning beyond the classroom to institutions and communities
Joe Bandy, Assistant Director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, will serve as the keynote speaker. Dr. Bandy also serves as an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt while overseeing programs dedicated to junior faculty development, service learning and community engagement, sustainability education, and issues of difference and power in teaching.
For more information, please contact Kaury Kucera, Interim Director for Graduate and Postdoctoral Teaching Development.