Exploring Identity, Fostering Agency, Discovering How Students Benefit
Monday, February 6, 2023
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)

Join this session to learn and share best practices and emerging models for transformative education involving civic learning and democratic engagement. In a conversational format, presenters will share knowledge and personal experience about the ways in which colleges and universities, as well as faculty and staff, can design the safe enough spaces and intentional curricular and co-curricular experiences that help students develop civic identity and agency, as well as applied knowledge and skills for engaging in their communities and world. We’ll highlight innovations and point to supporting research and scholarship, while inviting you to do the same. In particular, we'll talk about how place-based, real-world projects can inspire learning and doing.

  • Marina Barnett, Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of the Academic Service Learning Faculty Development Program at Widener University
  • Samantha (Sam) Ha DiMuzio, Doctoral Candidate, Researcher, and Instructor at Boston College and Bonner Alumnae 2015
  • Ariane (Ari) Hoy, Vice President for Program and Resource Development at the Bonner Foundation
  • Paul Schadewald, Senior Project Manager for the Paradigm Project at Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP)