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Civic Engagement & Service Learning

Strategies for incorporating both theory and community-based civic engagement into courses.

The California State University Chancellor's Office defines civic engagement as "mutually beneficial exchage of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity."

 

 Resources at WWU
 Syllabi and Curricular Examples
  • Campus Compact - Searchable database of syllabi by discipline with examples of lesson plans and syllabi that integrate community-based learning
  • Teaching the Levees: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Community Problem Solving - Teaching Tolerance, Columbia University Teacher's College. Instructional resource supporting democratic dialogue and civic engagement about the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Provides opportunities for interdisciplinary instruction for community problem solving.
 Disciplinary Resources
  • The SENCER Model Series - Science Eduation for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities. This series provides curricular approaches to improving science learning and supporting student engagement with complex issues.
  • 101 Ideas for Combining Service and Learning - Ideas for integrating service learning listed by discipline.
  • Social Justice Math - Resource for educators interested in integrating issues of social and economic justice into math classes and curriculum.
 Articles

See also the curricular examples from the Innovative Teaching Showcase, Center for Instructional Innovation, WWU:

Mentioned relevant books may be available through the CIIA's Lending Library or Wilson Library.