Ethics Café: How do we build a collaborative learning community?


Led by Margaret Pfeil, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, Connie Snyder Mick, Ph.D., Director of Community-Based Learning, Center for Social Concerns; and Jay Brandenberger, Ph.D., Director of Research and Assessment, Center for Social Concerns.

Graduate Student Contributors: Gary O’Neil (English); Kasey Swanke (Political Science); and Brandon Vaidyanathan (Sociology)

This discussion will model principles of building an "ethical classroom" and approaches for engaging others in a meaningful learning community.

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • articulate values that inform your pedagogical choices.
  • identify and practice pedagogical strategies for fostering a collaborative learning community.

What to Bring:




Pranis Circle Processes

In the Library:

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life, 10th Edition
Parker J. Palmer, John Wiley & Sons, 2007
Kaneb Center LB 1775 .P25 2007

The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal
Parker J. Palmer, Arthur Zajonc, Megan Scribner, Jossey-Bass, 2010
Hesburgh Library LB 2322.2 .P35 2010

Online Resources:

Ethics Café Brochure


Can apply toward these graduate student/postdoc certificates: