CBL Reading Group: Session 2 (January 8-19)

CommunityMapforWR122Hello, readers!  I am looking forward to building momentum and kicking off our second online session of our reading and discussion group dedicated to community-based learning.  This conversation series is sponsored by the Office of Academic Innovation.  Our next in-person meeting is Thursday, February 18, 2:00 p.m.

Our focus reading for Session 2 is as follows:

Hickmon, G. (2015). Double consciousness and the future of service-learning. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 22(1), 86+. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA435357750&v=2.1&u=s1185784&it=r&p=PROF&sw=w&asid=f542ab4464fb336e69decb7ef5e6be6d

You will need to be logged into the PSU system to access the article.  Again, we’re looking at the future of this pedagogy and grappling with how this writing resonates (and doesn’t) with the work we do.

Please reply and play on interacting with fellow commenters as well.  A conversation only happens when you check back in to respond and dialogue:)

Hope to see your thoughts soon,


P.S. Many thanks to the brave souls who participated in Session 1.  Keep it up, and invite your friends!


One thought on “CBL Reading Group: Session 2 (January 8-19)

  1. Hello!
    We had a great in-person discussion. I wanted to share a could of things that came up as questions and connections in case others are interested.

    How do you frame the service experience as an asset-based partnering rather than a “service to others” experience?

    How can you assess if students are shifting in their identity work?

    A faculty member from Geology made a connection from this article to some indigenous ways of knowing writing regarding the scientific research. There is a principle referred to as “Two Eyed Seeing” http://www.integrativescience.ca/Principles/TwoEyedSeeing/ which “refers to learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of Western knowledges and ways of knowing … and learning to use both these eyes together, for the benefit of all.” There’s also a video: http://www.integrativescience.ca/Media/Video/

    Another concept from a book titled “Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World,” was shared which asks students to consider: Her exercise is.
    Self in Society
    Society in Self
    Self versus Society

    Also brought out was a question on how to support and encourage students to do this identity exploration and sharing in class (public) situation without students feeling tokenism?

    What thoughts did you have as you read the article?

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