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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I didn't know what to expect coming in, but attending [this training] has really opened my eyes to the difference that just talking can make.

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--Student Leader

Northern Illinois University

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It is these types of programs that help develop our students into great leaders and good citizens. We are very excited to participate in the Civic Reflection Fellows program and further expose our students --- and our growing campus – to this valuable work.

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--Sheree Sanderson

Assistant Dean of Students, Governors State University

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I think that knowing there are people out there in the community that care about education like I do was most worthwhile & learning how many people are really different but are happy trying to make change.

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--Teaching, Learning, and Power Community Discussion Participant

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