Innovative Pedagogies Series 2019

The 2019 Innovative Pedagogies Series highlights and reflects on new ideas and approaches to teaching and learning. This spring the CFDE will offer three events as part of this series in partnership with faculty and staff from across the University. All events will be held in the Woodruff Library Jones Room. An announcement will be sent prior to the event to the CFDE listserv.

Developing Innovative Assignments for Classes with Community Partnerships

Wednesday, February 6th  12:00-1:30pm, Woodruff Library Jones Room, 3rd Floor
Presenters: Rowena Elliott & Donna Troka

Dr. Rowena Elliott, Associate Clinical Professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing asks her students to develop public scholarship projects (pamphlets, infographics, webpages) that both help older adults better understand the science and medicine of the health care processes they are engaging in as well as are developed with the target audience in mind (large font, description of jargon, etc.).

Using Wikipedia Editing Assignments to Build Information Literacy and Public Writing Skills

Wednesday, February 20th  11:30a-12:30pm, Woodruff Library Jones Room, 3rd Floor
Presenters: Irene Browne, Jennifer Sutcliffe, Jennifer Elder
Moderator: Allison Adams

Wikipedia is a rich online community of editors and a resource widely used by students and faculty alike. This panel will discuss how faculty can engage their students by asking them to contribute to the world's most popular online reference work. Editing Wikipedia can grow students' knowledge of course topics, build critical thinking skills, and develop their ability to write for a public audience as they improve the quality and availability of information on the Web. Resources on campus and through Wiki Education are available to support faculty in planning and executing these assignments.

Building University-Community Partnerships Through Intentional Learning Communities 

Wednesday, March 20th  12:00-1:30pm, Woodruff Library Jones Room, 3rd Floor
Presenters: Karen Andes, Kate Grace, & Vialla Hartfield-Mendez

The panelists will discuss University-Partner Learning Communities at Emory, sharing projects and collaborations that emerged from the pilot program, the rewards and challenges of community engaged learning, and the development of the current UPLCs on Buford Highway and in South DeKalb county.

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