Designing Transformative Service Learning Experiences with Dr. Richard Kiely

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The Center for Public Service (CPS), Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT), and the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking (TAYLOR) are excited to present Designing Transformative Service Learning Experiences with Dr. Richard Kiely at Tulane University.

At Cornell University, Dr. Kiely currently serves as the Director of Engaged Learning + Research and serves on the Executive Committee of Engaged Cornell, a $50 Million 10-year initiative to establish community engagement and real world learning experiences as the hallmark of the Cornell undergraduate experience (see the press release)

Richard’s prolific scholarly work focuses on service-learning, institutional models that foster sustainable campus-community partnerships, and learning processes and outcomes that occur in service-learning courses and community-based research programs.

Kiely continues to be an active scholar in the area of service-learning and engagement in higher education and regularly conducts seminars and workshops for students and faculty on course design, experiential learning, service-learning, community-based participatory action research, assessment and program evaluation. He is currently working on a co-authored book, Building a Better World: The Pedagogy and Practice of Global Service-Learning.

Please join us for Dr. Kiely’s workshops at Tulane, see below:

Designing Transformative Service Learning Experiences with Dr. Richard Kiely
Thursday, 3/31, 12-2 pm
LBC Qatar Ballroom
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In this interactive session, Kiely will share his research and practice on a relational model for program planning for high impact practices leading to transformational learning. Program planning is often the most neglected element of course/curriculum design for community-engaged teaching. For those seeking a response to the query “why didn’t my students get ‘it’?”, devoting explicit attention to program planning may aid you in strengthening your course design as well as provide a clear avenue for developing a scholarly agenda for your teaching.

Brown Bag Lunch: Fostering Transformational Learning in Global Service-Learning
Friday, 4/1, 12-1:30 pm
CELT- 310 Richardson Hall
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This brown-bag session will explore various strategies for facilitating transformational learning in global service-learning contexts, domestic and international. The discussion will focus on of key concepts such as dissonance, critical reflection and dialogue. The presenter will draw from a variety of field experiences and offer techniques for fostering students’ transformational learning before, during and after the global service-learning experience.

In the video below Dr Kiely discusses his approach to engaged service-learning: