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

Event details

  • Thursday | June 25, 2015 to Friday | June 26, 2015
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • DePaul University College of Education
  • 7733252365

A DePaul University and Facing History and Ourselves Collaboration Symposium

In 2012, DePaul University’s College of Education joined with the international professional development organization Facing History and Ourselves to develop a collaboration that would better equip our graduates with the tools to transform young people into engaged citizens. Facing History has spent four decades working with students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. Facing History’s mission closely mirrors that of DePaul’s College of Education, which strives to inculcate in its students a respect for others, an appreciation of diversity, a commitment to the poor and disenfranchised in society, and a belief in education as a force for social justice.
DePaul and Facing History are now inviting a small group of colleges of education to join us in our first national Symposium. Together, we will explore how to integrate ethical reflection, intellectual rigor, and emotional engagement into pre-service curriculum and in-service professional development in order to help educational professionals transform young people into engaged, informed citizens.
Participants will convene in Chicago, June 22–26, to participate in a two-part experience: a three-day Summer Institute, followed by a two-day Symposium. The Summer Institute, a professional development opportunity for in-service educators, will give college of education faculty an immersive experience with the content and pedagogy developed through the collaboration between DePaul and Facing History. After participating in the Summer Institute, college of education faculty will join their colleagues from other universities in the Symposium where they will digest what they learned and discuss different models for infusing this content and pedagogy into colleges of education. We anticipate that as the Symposium grows, participating colleges will develop relationships with Facing History and continue to learn from each other.

Please see the flyer for more information.