12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Location: GR 2.302
Join us for the "The ‘Why’ of the Story: Collaborative Learning and Intergenerational Life Review" presentation with Dr. Joanna K. Gentsch, Director of Student and Community Engagement, BBS.
Service learning has been described as a transformative experience and identified as a high-impact practice in education (Kuh, 2008). Students engaged in service learning have demonstrated increases in self-esteem and self-concept, more positive attitudes toward school and education, greater interest in, commitment to, and sensitivity toward their communities and their needs, and stronger beliefs that one can make a difference in the world (Billig, Root & Jesse, 2005). This talk will focus on the objectives and outcomes of a pilot service learning class using intergenerational narrative story-telling in two community settings.
*Audience members are welcome to bring their brown-bag lunch.