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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 4:30pm to 7:00pm
To paraphrase educational philosopher, John Dewey, “we don’t learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” The workshop will focus on key concepts in critical reflection and offer a number of tools to cultivate participants’ skills to engage in high quality critical reflection before, during and after the service-learning experience. Through small group work and interactive exercises, we will engage with a variety of critically reflective methods aimed at distilling learning outcomes that result from service-learning experiences, as well as developing a lifelong disposition of reflective practice.
Richard Kiely is a Senior Fellow in the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) at Cornell University. He served as inaugural director of the Center for Community-Engaged Learning and Research (2011-2015) in support of Engaged Cornell. In 2002, Richard received his PhD from Cornell University and from 2002-2006, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Policy and Administration at the University of Georgia. In 2005, he was recognized nationally as a John Glenn Scholar in Service-Learning for his longitudinal research that led to the development of a transformative service-learning model. Returning to Cornell in 2006, served as the faculty director of the Cornell Urban Scholars Program (CUSP) and the Cornell Urban Mentor Initiative (CUMI), two, university-wide interdisciplinary service-learning cohort programs located in the Department of City & Regional Planning. Richard continues to write, consult and conduct workshops and institutes in many different areas of community-based global learning. He is the co-founder of globalsl.org, a multi-institutional hub supporting ethical global learning and community-campus partnerships and co-author of the book, Community-Based Global Learning: The Theory and Practice of Ethical Engagement at Home and Abroad (2018).