Symposium 2015: How can 21st-century colleges of education prepare educators to build an informed citizenry?

The Symposium offered education faculty and college leaders the opportunity to reflect on our central question: How can 21st-century colleges of education prepare educators to build an informed citizenry? In an era of high-stakes testing, DePaul and Facing History agree that we must not lose sight of one of the core obligations of a college of education: to prepare educational professionals to address complex social issues such as ostracism, racism, and violence by developing safe and inclusive schools that integrate ethical reflection, intellectual rigor, and emotional engagement.

In the Symposium, participants learned more about the DePaul University and Facing History and Ourselves Collaboration. They examined with their colleagues the underlying themes, strategies, and pedagogy that they experienced during the Summer Institute. Participants also reflected on how these complex ideas apply in their own lives and practice; and considered how they might apply what they have learned in their home institution.

 

You can reach the photo gallery of the Symposium 2015 by clicking here.

For further information, please contact us at collaboration@depaul.edu