USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Wednesday, April 8 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
P03-Teaching Beyond the Classroom: Using Oral History to Promote Critical Thinking and Community Engagement

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Dee Gillespie, Terry Easton, Sara Mason

With support from a 2014 Presidential Academic Innovation Award, we incorporated oral history interviewing in English, History, and Human Services classes to promote student engagement, preserve regional history, and create connections between the University of North Georgia and the broader northeastern Georgia community. At this session, we will discuss the goals, methods, and results of our efforts. We will offer practical advice about integrating oral history into undergraduate classes and in developing and maintaining community and university partnerships necessary to sustain the work. We aim to create a learning community, where we engage the audience in dialogue to discuss ongoing projects and creatively address common challenges. This session will be of interest to participants who are using oral history and participants who are interested in integrating oral history into courses.

Wednesday April 8, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hill Atrium/Pecan Tree Galleria

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