Transcending Boundaries: Facilitating Inclusion from the Classroom to the Community
- 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
- Online Via Zoom
Facilitators: Drs. Meghan Blaskowitz, Occupational Therapy and Lucía Osa-Melero, Modern Languages and Literatures
Faculty who provide inclusive community-engaged learning (CEL) opportunities to their students often emphasize the positive outcomes these collaborations bring to our university and community partners --- this session focuses on the benefits of inclusive CEL for our students. Inclusion is an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity (AACU, 2010). An intentional focus on inclusion during CEL prepares students to be more culturally responsive, empathic global citizens and professionals. Our students, many of whom are from Generation Z, come to our programs with a drive to contribute to society, but they struggle to move beyond social media engagement to authentic community engagement. This session will include a panel of current Modern Languages and Occupational Therapy students who've participated in inclusive CEL, and the role it's played in enhancing their lives, creating connections, transcending boundaries, and engaging communities in meaningful and supportive ways.
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