Experiential learning expert will speak April 1

Patrick Green

Patrick Green

Patrick Green, a nationally recognized expert in experiential learning, service learning and civic engagement programs in higher education, will offer a pair of workshops for faculty Friday, April 1.

The first workshop, scheduled from 8:30 a.m to noon in the Lincoln Room of the Holmes Student Center, is titled “Service Learning: When to, Why to, HOW to!” Intended for faculty who have not yet taught a service learning course, registration is limited to 30 people.

The second workshop, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room, is titled “Service Learning: Taking it up a Notch.”

It is for faculty who already have employed service learning but want to delve more into philosophical underpinnings of service learning as it relates to civic engagement, higher-order reasoning, structured reflection and focusing on the tenets of reciprocity as dictated by the interests of the group. Registration is limited to 15.

Green is the director of the Center for Experiential Learning and clinical instructor of experiential learning at Loyola University in Chicago. His current research focuses on the impact of experiential education programs on skill development, core competencies and career development.

To attend either workshop, or for more information, visit the NIU Engaged Learning website or contact Lindsey Myers at lmyers@niu.edu or (815) 753-5969.

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