Wednesday 6-9 pm. Instructor: Linzi Manicom WI 2008
Students work for 6-8 hours per week throughout the academic year on the tasks and projects assigned by their placement supervisor. The work might include general program assistance, event organizing, preparation of documents, tutoring, service provision or participating in community activities.
The seminars (which are weekly for the first few weeks of the year and then less frequent) provide the space for experience-sharing and peer-learning, talks on topics related to community engagement and social justice, discussion of scholarly articles on community engaged learning, guest speakers, workshops on community engagement practices, and facilitated collective reflection.
Course content includes an overview of the social sector, forms of community engagement and social justice work, and takes up questions and themes that emerge from students’ experiences in their placements. Regular, guided reflective practice – in journals and class discussion – encourages the integration of academic and experiential knowledge and supports ethical, personal and career development. Beside reflective writing, academic assignments include a couple of blog posts, an end-of-year symposium presentation, and a team-organized design and delivery of a seminar session.
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