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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It was very surprising how helpful I found this training session. I thought I had a good idea coming into this session about how to facilitate reflections but I realize now that my knowledge beforehand was very basic. This session helped me to expand and highlight key concepts in planning and executing reflective discussions.

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--Elmhurst College Student Leader

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Civic reflection can help us form a framework to enable our institutions to comprehend -- discuss -- and thoughtfully deal with the ethical questions and challenges we all face each day.

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--Joe Kanofsky

President, Highland Community College

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This program will give our students the opportunity to develop the important skill of facilitation, especially as it relates to dialogue about civic issues that impact our surrounding communities and campus. Also, this program allows our students to be a part of a learning community of peers from such diverse institutions, which [will] broaden their network and perspectives.

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--Amy Chan

Director of University Community Service Center, University of Chicago

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