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Tuesday, October 10 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Making teaching more inclusive and democratic: Can we educate for citizenship through classroom practices and pedagogy? (45 mins)

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This lightning session will provide some food for thought about educating our students for citizenship through a democratic and inclusive classroom. What happens when students practice the skills of democracy (discussion, debate, dialogue, community organizing and norming) within a classroom? What happens when educators build inclusive environments that truly value all perspectives, experiences, and ideas? If we want our students to work to answer the most pressing community problems in our metropolitan communities, how can they do so without first practicing the skills required of democracy? While a popular notion, it is not always put into practice. This session will offer insights about how can faculty build syllabi, course norms, assignments and assessment strategies with democracy and inclusion in mind. From her rich experiences with service-learning and civic/democratic engagement and student-faculty partnerships, Dr. Sponsler will offer ideas and specific examples from her own teaching practice to inspire colleagues to think about their own teaching and service.

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Laura Sponsler

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Denver
Ask me about civic learning and democratic engagement in the curriculum and co-curriculum and the public purposes of higher education.


Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Colorado H

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