Tania Mitchell Presentation
“Towards Just Relationships”:
From Service to Community Engaged Learning in Social Justice Pedagogy
Thursday, February 22
In the wake of 30 years of national attention to “service” and “service-learning” in higher education, this keynote shares research on the impacts of such experiences on students and alumni, along with the challenges faculty and community partners face in traditional service learning models. We will build upon the experiences of participants with an eye toward developing courses and curricular models rooted in principles of social justice and social transformation that are appropriate for our students, our departments, local communities, and ourselves as faculty and staff at Loyola University Chicago. Following the framework of a critical service learning pedagogy, we will consider the barriers and opportunities to developing authentic relationships, redistributing power, and bringing attention to social change in our work as educators. Register at: https://2018mitchell.eventbrite.com
Moving From Service to Community Engaged Learning in Social Justice Pedagogy
Thursday, February 22
In this workshop, the concept of critical service-learning will be explored in practice. Building upon the framework of a critical service learning pedagogy, we will consider the barriers and opportunities to developing authentic relationships, redistributing power, and bringing attention to social change in our work as educators. Participants can share their own teaching and community engaged experiences and questions, along with concrete ideas for partnerships and projects that work well for our students and community partners.
Register at: https://mitchellworkshop.eventbrite.com
Tania D. Mitchell, PhD, is an associate professor of higher education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. Her teaching and research focuses on service-learning as a critical pedagogy to explore civic identity, social justice, student learning and development, race and racism, and community practice. Dr. Mitchell is a recipient of the Early Career Research Award from the International Association for Research in Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) and the American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Her scholarship has been published in numerous books and journals and she is the editor (with Krista Soria) of Educating for Citizenship and Social Justice: Practices for Community Engagement at Research Universities (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and Civic Engagement and Community Service at Research Universities: Engaging Undergraduates for Social Justice, Social Change, and Responsible Citizenship (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). She is also the editor (with Corey Dolgon and Tim Eatman) of the Cambridge Handbook of Service Learning and Community Engagement (Cambridge University Press, 2017).