Dr. Craig Maier's Journal Club
- 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
- CETR Conference Room, 20 Chatham Square, Murphy Building
The CETR journal club intends to be a space where faculty and community partners can come together and learn about community-engaged scholarship. Each meeting will begin with a brief 10 minute presentation of a paper, followed by group discussion. The presentation and discussion will pay particular attention to the components of the work that are about community engagement. Refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions or if you like to RSVP, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at x5893
Title: Teaching Qualitative Inquiry in an Urban Context: Community-Engaged Learning and the Opioid Epidemic
Abstract: Britt's (2012) service-learning framework situates community-engaged learning activities in three broad categories: the practice of doing, which emphasizes skill-building in relation to real-world problems; the practice of becoming, which sensitizes students to a broader range of social and civic responsibilities; and the practice of engaging in social change, which translates skill development and awareness into concrete action. This session will discuss two service-learning projects conducted in Pittsburgh's southern neighborhoods that examine community-level responses to the opioid epidemic: an interview study of human services and public safety personnel and a more recent participatory inquiry study identifying community values and visioning. We will explore how to prepare students to succeed in similar projects, share student outcomes, and summarize the findings.