A Centre student in PSY 300, Human Cognition, works with a child to complete a puzzle that he designed. Each student or group in the course created an exhibit related to topics learned in the class. These exhibits were then featured during Saturday hours at the Lexington Explorium.
Students listen to a workshop given by the founder of iO, Improv Olympics, in Chicago, Il. This activity was part of the curriculum for a CentreTerm Improvisation course.
Centre students stand with the Executive Director of Danville Convention & Visitors Bureau. As part of visiting professor Theresa Dudeck’s CentreTerm 2013 class, Just Improvise It!, students groups were paired with a community partner to create a skit that would market the businesses’ newest advertising interest.
Marla Sweitzer and Shea Agnew from NCS 120, Natural Sciences II, travel to Junction City Elementary School to teach students about the science behind natural disasters, such as tornados and hurricanes.
Two Centre students teach children about human cognition at the Lexington Explorium. As part of Jenn Goetz’s PSY 300 course, groups of students imagined, prepared, and created exhibitions about cognitive topics for the downtown museum in Lexington. The exhibit was featured on April 20th, 2013.
Community based learning (CBL) is a pedagogical approach that intentionally links what is being taught in the classroom to the surrounding communities. CBL is grounded in mutual respect and the belief that all communities have educational assets and resources that can enhance learning experiences for students. While the specific form that CBL takes varies across courses, it is characterized by: sustained, extensive work outside the classroom; meaningful student reflection; significant integration of community perspective; and alignment between community and classroom learning.
CBL can help students:
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