Teaching through Community-Based Learning


Teaching a community-based course can enhance student learning and retention, invigorate instruction, and create positive impact in the community when the course is carefully designed and implemented. This session leads participants through the principles of good community-based teaching from design to engagement to assessment, addressing the interests of instructor, student, and community partner stakeholders. Participants will receive a copy of the Center for Social Concerns' Guide to Community-Based Teaching at Notre Dame.

Learning Goals:

Participants will:

  • hear first-hand accounts from engaged instructors of community-based courses.
  • learn how to connect with community partners and to develop community-based classes.
  • be invited to stay involved through:
    • Community Engagement Faculty Institute
    • Community-Based Learning Course Development Grant competition due March 1, 2013.

What to Bring:



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Can apply toward these graduate student/post doctoral certificates: