10:30 AM to 01:10 PM MW
Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 126
Section Information for Spring 2015
In this learning community, students will integrate the knowledge, competencies and skills they have learned throughout their college experiences and apply them to develop a solution to a posed community challenge that uses social enterprise (i.e. the selling of goods or services). Students will assess and reflect on their own competence in the 21st century skills that will be necessary for them to be engaged in addressing our world’s challenges, such as critical thinking, problem solving, verbal and written communication, financial literacy, global awareness, collaborative work in diverse teams, and awareness of the systems that have created the problems the community partners are addressing. Local community organizations will identify a problem for student teams to address. After educating themselves about the relevant issues through self-directed research and first-hand community engagement, student teams will propose and test a solution.
Monday classes will engage students in facilitated discussions about competencies and skills, followed by guest speakers who will address practical topics relevant to student projects and serve as consultants to the student teams as they consider approaches to their posed problem. On Wednesdays, students will be on-site in the community, gathering research and learning through direct experience in order to generate and test innovative solutions.
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