AbstractThis resource is a two-part syllabus for SOCI2F60 Foundations for Community Engagement, a high enrolment, full credit Sociology course. The design of the course is a variation on service-learning, a model of teaching and learning in which students' academic studies enhance their community engagement and vice versa. The course combines academic...
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Usage NotesSOCI 2F60, Foundations for Community Engagement, is open to students in all programs and year levels. The first part of this two-part syllabus includes all the standard elements of a course syllabus such as the course description, learning goals, requirements, schedule of lectures and required readings. The second part is an overview of how learning is...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Examine and critically analyze the various ways in which you might perform citizenship, engage in community-building, serve others, or act as a positive agent of change.
- Articulate your own vision for meaningful, ethical community engagement through reflecting on your academic study, personal growth and community involvement.
- Synthesize what you have learned from community participation and from scholarly activity. Develop effective ways to represent and communicate your knowledge and learning to others.
- The first goal is assessed through short bi-weekly reflection assignments based on Ash and Clayton’s (2004, 2009) DEAL model: Describe an experience, Examine the experience in relation to an academic concept, and Articulate Learning.
- The second goal is assessed through participation in a small group seminar (tutorial) involving facilitated discussion focused on drawing connections between the academic course content and students' community involvement.
- The third goal is assessed through the creation of a digital portfolio of 8 to 10 revised written reflections, commentary on course readings, meta-reflections, and a visual icon representing a key learning.