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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Thank you for helping me learn to give pause when different perspectives arise before I counter from my own personal experience.

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--Participant, Illinois Campus Compact Facilitation Training

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Engaging Elmhurst College students in reflection has made a big impact on learning through service. Participants have the opportunity to critically reflect on their work and to explore the question ‘why serve.’ Whether in a student organization meeting or during alternative break, reflective discussions have deepened the student experience and provided opportunities for student leadership in a very empowering way.

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--Laura Wilmarth Tyna

Director of Leadership, Service and Engagement at Elmhurst College

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