This interactive session explores how faculty within the Center for Urban Education and Policy at the University of North Florida and community partners at both Grove Park Elementary in Orange Park, FL and The Eastside Brotherhood in Jacksonville, FL use Community Learning Exchanges (CLEs) as a process for re-imagining deep learning for students, faculty, and community members. This session will describe how our university-community partnerships unite the power and wisdom in two of NE Florida’s strongest historically African American neighborhoods, Grove Park and "Out East", in order to deepen collective cultural knowledge and competence, better understand the assets of neighborhoods and people in them, and enhance relationships. These CLEs are organized around innovative and highly participatory pedagogies, some of which will be used during the session.
Develop understanding of axioms and practices of a Community Learning Exchange
Gain understanding of how community assets can be leveraged to inform university and community development
Deepen understanding of how community assets and gifts can inform, enhance, and transform university and faculty understandings and practices