Faculty Development Workshop Series: Community Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Faculty Development Workshop Series: Community Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL)

In February and March of 2017, three workshops were offered collaboratively by CESI faculty affiliates and by the CESI Manager of Community Engaged Learning. These sessions were organized by the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute in collaboration with Open Learning and Educational Development as part of the Teaching & Learning Innovations Workshop Series. They were offered as an initiative for faculty to develop their community-engaged teaching and learning techniques.

Community Engagement as Pedagogy: Incorporating Community Engaged Learning into a Course

The first session, offered on February 1st, 2017, was hosted by Dr. Leah Levac, an Assistant Professor in Political Science and CESI Faculty Affiliate, and Lindsey Thomson, Manager of Community Engaged Learning at CESI. This workshop was intended for instructors interested in learning more about community engagement as pedagogy. Participants discussed foundational principles and practices of community-engaged scholarship (CES), and critically reflected on how they may apply in their own courses. This workshop also provided the opportunity for participants to engage with other course instructors who have integrated community-engaged learning into their courses.

For more information on what was discussed in the workshop, see the "Community Engagement as Pedagogy: Incorporating Community Engaged Learning into a Course" presentation

Developing Learning Outcomes and Assessment Approaches for Community Engaged Learning

On March 3rd, 2017, Dr. Mavis Morton and Dr. Jeji Varghese, both Associate Professors in Sociology and Faculty Affiliates with CESI, as well as Lindsey Thomson, Manager of Community Engaged Learning with CESI presented the second session, Developing Learning Outcomes and Assessment Approaches for Community Engaged Learning. This workshop specifically targeted faculty who wanted to explore how community-engaged learning impacted student outcomes, asking the question - What does it look like to develop learning outcomes for a CEL course and align these outcomes with course activities, assignments, and assessments? In this workshop participants were guided in thinking about considerations for developing learning outcomes and assessment approaches in CEL. They reflected critically on how these may apply in their own courses and heard from colleagues who have used various learning outcomes and assessment techniques across a variety of CEL courses.

To learn more about this workshop, see the "Developing Learning Outcomes and Assessment Approaches for Community Engaged Learning" presentation

Knowledge Mobilization in Community Engaged Learning

On March 22nd, 2017, the third session, Knowledge Mobilization in Community Engaged Learning was presented by Caroline Duvieusart-Déry, Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator at CESI, and Lindsey Thomson, Manager of Community Engaged Learning at CESI. This workshop explored various knowledge mobilization (KMb) approaches and tools that can be used to disseminate and implement findings from CEL courses. Participants reflected on the strategies or activities that they may already practice in order to turn knowledge into action, and how they would like to enhance the use and implementation of co-created knowledge to maximize their course's impact on programs and practice.

To learn more about this workshop, see the "Knowledge Mobilization in Community Engaged Learning" presentation