The class fosters learning from other students, from the instructor, and the community;all serve as co-educators.
SIS faculty member Easten Law and students present at the 2014 Maryland-DC Campus Compact Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference at the University of Baltimore.
Through a community-based learning experience, all involved serve as co-educators in the process. We encourage faculty members to provide opportunities for students to learn from each other, community representatives, neighborhood explorations, and to view all interactions as opportunities for learning.
Consider the following:
Bringing a community partner to campus to teach a component of your class
Assigning students to interview a member of the community to learn more about their background and connection to the issues the organization address
Providing opportunities for students to work in small groups and share their experiences and insights
Facilitating classroom discussions in which all students are invited to participate
Consider how community partners, students and other co-educators can contribute to reflection.