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Making Democracy Work: Civic Learning Conference
May 28 @ 8:15 am - 3:00 pm
5th Annual Civic Learning and Civic Engagement Conference:
Making Democracy Work
Keynote Speaker: Caryn McTighe Musil
Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning & Democracy Initiatives
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Primary Author: A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy’s Future
“Democracy has to be born anew every generation,” said John Dewey just over 100 years ago, “and education is its midwife.” Given the competing priorities that pull at each of our institutions, how do we claim civic education as a core part of our academic mission? How do we build the learning opportunities—in our classrooms and in our communities—that enable students to develop the knowledge, the skills, and the dispositions and motivations they need to participate effectively in civic life?
This conference—the fifth annual conference on civic learning and engagement sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and co-sponsored for the second time by Campus Compact for Southern New England—offers faculty and staff from colleges and universities across southern New England the opportunity to explore with peers how we can cultivate in our students the habits of democracy.