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‘Service-Learning’

Episode 27 – Teaching Outside the Classroom: Part One

Jun. 1, 2011—On April 5, 2011, the Center for Teaching hosted a “Conversation on Teaching” on the topic of “Teaching Outside the Classroom.”  This is the first installment of a two-part podcast. In this episode, we join the discussion as Steve Baskauf from Biology as he reflects on his experiences teaching courses that involve a field component....

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CFT Launches New Resources for Service Learning

Apr. 8, 2011—The last thirty years have seen the growth of a movement within higher education to encourage colleges and universities to be more engaged in public life – by conducting “public scholarship,” by supporting public service and community development, and by teaching students to become more critical and effective citizens.  This movement, most often taking the...

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CFT Assistant Director Joe Bandy Highlighted in Recent Sociology Publications

Mar. 1, 2011—Joe Bandy recently came to the CFT from Bowdoin College where his research was shifting to a focus on environmental sustainability and economic development in Maine, particularly the sometimes contentious relationships between working class communities and environmental advocacy in Maine’s extractive industries. From 1996 to 2004, his research investigated the many ways that social movement...

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Belmont University’s January Teaching Center Symposium

Dec. 30, 2010—Our colleagues down the street at Belmont University are hosting their 5th Annual January Teaching Center Symposium on Monday, January 10th, just before classes start for Vanderbilt. The theme of the event is “Creativity and Invention in Teaching.” The Belmont Teaching Center director, Merrie King, has extended an invitation to interested Vanderbilt faculty and graduate...

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Episode 25 – Service Learning for Sustainability: David Padgett

Dec. 1, 2010—This podcast features a presentation given by David A. Padgett, Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Geographic Information Sciences Laboratory at Tennessee State University. Padgett’s audio excerpt was recorded during a one day workshop about integrating service learning and sustainability education co-hosted by the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching and the Tennessee Higher Education...

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Service Learning for Sustainability

Nov. 5, 2010—The CFT is proud to be a part of this event that addresses issues of environmental sustainability in the curriculum. On November 12th, from 8:30am to 4pm in the Wyatt Center on the Peabody Campus, the CFT and the Tennessee Higher Education Sustainability Association (THESA) will co-host a one-day workshop on integrating service learning and sustainability...

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Sustainability in the Classroom Events for Fall

Oct. 11, 2010—The CFT is proud to be a part of two exciting upcoming events that address issues of environmental sustainability in the curriculum. First, on World Environment Day, Wednesday, October 20th, from 4:10 to 5:30pm in the CFT workshop space, the CFT will host a conversation entitled, “Sustainability in the Classroom: Ecological Footprints.”  Andrea George of...

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