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Monday, October 9 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Deliberative Pedagogy: What, Why, and How for Engaged Teaching and Learning in Urban Contexts (60 mins)

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In contested spaces across the globe, a new model of teaching and learning is emerging in higher education. This approach goes well beyond the old, passive instructional paradigm that asks students to be consumers of their education, instead creating space for participants to be co-creators of their own learning through deliberative conversations. It also goes beyond the “active learning” strategies that have become more robust in recent years.

More recently, scholars concerned with engaged pedagogies have articulated nuanced dynamics of what it means to approach academic content, students, and communities through more collaborative, participatory, and democratic approaches. An essential part of engaged pedagogy is participatory educational practices such as “high-impact practices” for student learning. These engaged learning practices include curricular interventions (e.g., first-year seminars, capstone courses, global learning); student life experiences (common intellectual experiences and learning communities); off-campus engagement (internships, service-learning courses); and classroom practices (intensive writing, undergraduate research, collaborative assignments).

This session will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about deliberative pedagogies and how they might alter their courses to bring in deliberative approaches. Building upon Deliberative Pedagogy: Teaching the Learning for Democratic Engagement (Michigan State University Press, 2017), the conversation offers an opportunity for participants to learn about the ways that deliberation has been integrated into teaching and community engagement, and highlight different approaches to engaging students and community members in meaningful dialogue and deliberation about public problems. Participants will design site-specific dialogue/deliberation pedagogical approaches and projects to take back to their own classrooms, campuses, and communities.


Nick Longo

Providence College
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Timothy J. Shaffer

Assistant Professor, Kansas State University

Monday October 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
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