2009 Teaching and Learning Symposium

2:30-4:30 p.m., April 21, 2009
HUB Ballroom

Session Description



Community-Based Learning as Transformative Pedagogy

David S. Goldstein (UW Bothell Teaching and Learning Center)

Community-based learning (CBL), sometimes called service-learning, integrates student work in the classroom and in community-based partner organizations, an approach that links experiential learning with classroom content so each deepens the other. This poster describes a rapidly growing, robust community-based learning initiative at UW Bothell and how it has deepened learning for the students involved while forging long-term ties to community organizations. The poster also describes how UWBís Teaching and Learning Center used federal Learn and Serve America grants to support faculty development in CBL, with decidedly positive outcomes for faculty, students, and community partners, with minimal resource commitments from the university. Outcomes are measured with qualitative data from each of those constituencies.


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