Topic: Community-Engaged Learning
Facilitators: Ashley Waggoner Denton and Isabelle Kim, the Director of the U of T Centre for Community Partnerships <https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/ccp> .
Description: What do Finnish Studies, the Human Biology Program, Geography and Planning, and Criminology all have in common? Well for one, they all offer Community-Engaged Learning courses as part of their undergraduate curriculum. And if they (and many others) can do it, so can we! Join us to learn more about community-engaged learning and the various forms it can take, the benefits it can have for our students, and the amazing resources available on campus to help at every stage of the process. To this end, we will be joined at the beginning of our meeting by Isabelle Kim, the Director of the U of T Centre for Community Partnerships <https://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/ccp> .
The goal of these brown-bag lunches is to start to build a community around teaching and learning practices in the Department of Psychology. Some of the teaching stream faculty will commit to meeting for lunch in the Psychology Lounge once a month to discuss topics around our teaching practice. We would love other instructors in the department to participate, including staff, tenured and tenure-stream faculty, sessional instructors, and graduate students interested in teaching. Those from other departments are also welcome. While each brown-bag lunch will have a specific topic and discussion leader, we can also use these meetings to share ideas, ask questions, and get advice about our general teaching-related challenges.
If you are interested in leading a discussion or in seeing at topic discussed that is not listed, please contact Ashley Waggoner Denton, firstname.lastname@example.org.