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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This was a great workshop—I am sad for it to end! I’m really taking back some new ideas for my classroom and staff on using names, planning discussions, using openings and closings, etc.

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--Training Participant, Civic Reflection for Educators Workshop

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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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Interpreting the poem AND reviewing the statistics were such eye-openers. They were both relevant to the topic. The discussions caused many of us to think differently about the effects of inequality in education.

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--"Service in an Age of Inequality" Discussion Participant

Partners