Paideia 1b
Spring 2007

We will weave together intentionally the strands of Paideia: academics, intercultural, collaborative, and civic engagement. The Paideia Program seeks to assist the Paideia Scholars in their search for a life that is connected, thoughtful, and authentic. Our seminar and tutorial sessions are designed to assist each seminar member in the pursuit of such a life.

The following shared values, methods, and procedures continue to clarify our approach to learning in this seminar:

Therefore, this seminar will require all of us to “stretch” beyond our established frames of reference, limits of understanding, and levels of comfort. The end result will be the integration of diverse learning experiences and progress toward the realization of our respective personal goals with regard to our educations.

 

Session 10 (January 30)
Visit by Prof. Pierce

Jones, 1-74

 

Session 11 (February 6)
Bob Mathis invited to visit class.

Jones Chapt. 14, 15, 17

 

Session 13 (February 13)
Jones Chapters 18-20

Please post a response under your tab below.

 

Session 14 (February 20)
Please post a response to Dean Swift's 1975 statement regarding "community," quoted in Jones p. 445.

We meet at 11:30 am outside the Mundy Building.

 

Sessions #15-20
Final civic engagement proposal (post in discussion under "Civic Engagement" tab above)

Poster conceptualizing (post in discussion under "Civic Engagement" tab above)

Poster text (post in discussion under "Civic Engagement" tab above)

Poster graphics (post in discussion under "Civic Engagement" tab above)

Poster mock-up (post in discussion under "Civic Engagement" tab above)

Poster printing (post in discussion under "Civic Engagement" tab above)

 

Session #21 (April 24)
Discussion of poster presentation:

* what worked? did not work?
* could we have presented more effectively? if so, how so?
* what are the strengths/ weaknesses of the poster medium for such a presentation?

 

Session #22 (May 1)
Please post a reflection on our civic engagement process this year. Post as a discussion, new post, under your individual tab. This posting initially will be viewable only by the individual student and the instructor. The instructor will strip out biographical flags and post the reflections under a "Final Civic Eng. Reflections" tab within "Civic Engagement."

In your reflection, please consider and reflect upon:

* the civic engagement considerations during the fall semester and earlier part of the spring
* in our deliberations, what worked? did not work?
* could we have progressed more effectively? how so?
* what are the strengths/ weaknesses of the poster medium for such a presentation?