Deepen Learning through Critical Reflection in Experiential Learning Course

Thursday, 10 March, 2016 - 12:30 to Friday, 11 March, 2016 - 14:00

Speaker:  Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A
                 President of CBK Associates and ABCD Books, Author

Format: Seminar         

Workshop 1 (10 March Thu, 2016, 12:30pm - 2:00 pm):

Designing and Implementing Critical Reflection Activities in Experiential Learning Courses

How is reflection an opportunity for dynamic learning within an experiential education course? As we examine the various modalities and intentions, the purpose and process of reflection becomes clear: the purpose is to stimulate both cognitive and affective aspects of the student while finding meaningful connections. Join this session to find significant ways to advance your course content by refreshing reflection. Be prepared to participate!

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Workshop 2 (11 March Fri, 2016, 12:30pm - 2:00 pm):

Engaging and Facilitating Meaningful Reflection to Enhance Students’ Learning

What would entice students to reflect by choice? How can this stimulus be embedded within a variety of learning opportunities? Experience a wide range of approaches to reflection that lead to diverse outcomes. Together we will explore and widen the parameters for what reflection can look like, feel like, and achieve. See how reflection can be informative, generative and transformative. Options are extensive so be prepared to stretch your ideas and create possibilities!

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About the Speaker:

Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., a former classroom teacher, is an international service learning and education consultant. She presents at conferences around the world and works with state departments of education, university faculty and students, school districts, and classroom teachers on a variety of education issues such as service learning, civic responsibility, student leadership, and respectful school communities. She is the author of numerous books and articles on including The Complete Guide to Service Learning available in both English and Chinese. Cathryn expertise also extends to organizational development. For more on Cathryn, visit Cathryn lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Barry, and frequently visits her daughters, Ariel and Devora.

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