Education

The aim of education is positive change – for our students and our communities. Yet, educators are rarely given the time or space to think and talk with one another about the kinds of change they are making in the world. Civic reflection helps educators, students and administrators not only process what they learn or how they teach -- but why they wake up every morning and do what they do. Civic reflection also offers those in education a unique space to connect with one another, combat attrition and job dissatisfaction, and communicate their questions, hopes and concerns.

CIVIC REFLECTION AND EDUCATION
CIVIC REFLECTION AND EDUCATION

Higher Education

From community colleges to four-year universities, civic reflection has proved to be a powerful tool for achieving civic goals on the college campus and building the capacity of faculty, students, and staff.

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Teachers' Inquiry Project

The Teachers’ Inquiry Project, a partner of the Center for Civic Reflection, provides teachers with an opportunity to think, talk, and connect with one another about the challenges and hopes that animate their day-to-day efforts.

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What People Are Saying

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The discussions helped the students become more cognizant of their surroundings. At the same time, they grew a bond between each other greater than what was there before. These particular students seemed to enjoy their service events more so, after we started our discussions learning about Civic Reflection.

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--Faculty, Wilbur Wright College

Illinois Campus Compact

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Because university educators seek intellectually rigorous ways of working with their students, the text-based process of the Center for Civic Reflection was an excellent approach. It helped us at Butler understand the value of facilitation in working with students, one that is related to teaching, yet very different.

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--Judith Cebula

Director, Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation

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As we opened up the world of civic reflection to the Elmhurst College community and student organizations, people became much more aware of why we do all the things we do, as individuals and communities.

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--Amanda Ceaser

Elmhurst College Alum and Leader of Elmhurst Habitat for Humanity

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