Sustainability and Service-Learning
Learning Opportunities in Spring Quarter
Wednesday, April 24, 2013: Sustainable Neighborhoods and Community-Based Learning
As part of our year-long collaboration with Washington Campus Compact on strengthening “Sustainability and Service-Learning,” this day-long field trip will feature ways that Portland State University has engaged students in community-based and service-learning. The day will feature PSU’s campus sustainability work as well as path-breaking projects in nearby neighborhoods ranging from “waste sorts” in the dense, university district to creek restoration in southeast Portland and urban farming in the Foster Green “EcoDistrict”. We will emphasize the promise of Eco-Districts—a concept that Portland is pioneering—both for sustainability and student engagement. There is a $40 registration fee for this field trip, which is a pre-conference offering of the annual Continuums of Service conference April 24-26, 2013 in Portland Oregon. http://www.wacampuscompact.org/cosconference/2013_precon.shtml
Friday, May 17, 2013: Sustainability and Service Learning: Using Reflective Practice(s) to Deepen Learning
This afternoon/early evening workshop will focus on how, as faculty members, we can extend and deepen student learning through using reflective activities. We will meet at Edmonds Community College, where staff and faculty will involve us in projects - both on-campus and in nearby neighborhoods - that demonstrate sustainable, community-based experiences. We will meet with students and hear how reflective practices have impacted their learning. During the workshop we will participate in a variety of reflective experiences and have the opportunity to share strategies for facilitating the kinds of reflection that deepen student learning and development. May 17, 2013, Friday afternoon and evening, 1 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds Community College
Facilitators: Tom Murphy, Instructor in Anthropology and Director of the LEAF School, Edmonds Community College; Karen Harding, Faculty emerita, Pierce College; Jean MacGregor, Director, Curriculum for the Bioregion, The Evergreen State College; and Kim Freier, Washington Campus Compact.