Richard and Daryn Cambridge
During the fall 2009 and spring 2010 semesters, a father/son duo teamed up to teach EDU-285, Education for International Development. Daryn Cambridge, a former ITEPer, who now works at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict and his father, Dr. Richard Cambridge, who has been working for the World Bank for over 30 years, brought together a mixture of experiences and complementary approaches to education that turned out to make a great pairing.
As co-professors for EDU-285 the two of them seek to continually develop a syllabus and a learning environment that introduces students to the enduring educational questions within the various fields of international development (health promotion, economic growth, women's empowerment, civil society, environmental sustainability, peace and conflict transformation, and youth development). They do their best to mix up the course content using readings, websites, simulations, and digital media. They seek to make the class as engaging and participatory as possible - inviting students to grapple with the material and delve into the questions in experiential ways. And finally, they work on taking the learning community beyond just the physical classroom space and onto an online platform (Ning) where students can engage in conversation about the readings and share some of their own self-guided learning and exploration through blog postings.