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I presented this session on Engaged Pedagogy to colleagues in the Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs at Alfred State College to explain what civic engagement is and how to incorporate it into the curriculum using engaged learning strategies and models of engagement.


  • 1. engagedpedagogy
    Learning. Doing. Empowering. Transforming.

2. "When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a communist."
Don HelderCamara,
Roman Catholic Archbishop
3. Community Service asks WHAT
What are the problems I see in this community?
What can I do to make a difference?
Civic Engagement asks WHY
Why is there need in this community?
Why do social problems and inequalities persist here?
4. Engaged/Experiential Learning asks HOW
A teaching and learning strategy that addresses community needs and assets
Research shows that engaged, experiential learning enhances student learning outcomes and brings learning to life
5. Civic Engagement
Sustainable, collaborative community development initiatives
A catalyst for student and community growth
Ignites students' passions and inspires a sense of social responsibility
Empowers students and community members to take action
A powerful leadership development opportunity
6. The social problem, cause, or public issue, visible
at the surface level:
poverty, hunger, homelessness, disease, education, animal rights, human rights, immigration, the environment, etc.
The underlying causes of the social problem, often an interconnected complex system of:
social policies formal and informal, resource allocation, demographics, culture, history, etc.
Root Cause Analysis
7. For Example
Social Issue: Hunger and Homelessness
8. What do we see on the surface?
9. What can we do to help?
Option 1: Serve food at a soup kitchen or volunteer at a homeless shelter.

  • Meets the agencys short-term need for volunteers

10. Provides a service to those unable to provide for themselves 11. Inspires a curiosity or sense of empathy in volunteers 12. Empowers volunteers to realize they can make a difference