Proposal Title

How an Innovative Service-Learning Collaborative Pedagogy Is Used to Tackle Teen Health Issues

Proposal Abstract

Through a series of short drama performances modeled on the problem-solving work of Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician Augusto Boal, the service-learning collaboration between Georgia College’s Nursing and Theatre Departments uses non-traditional, high-impact teaching methods to educate Middle Georgia’s adolescents about health and social issues while providing the nursing and theatre students with an opportunity to practice what they have learned in the classroom through the scholarship of teaching and learning. The unique pedagogy in this democratic classroom has developed its own approach to assessment through portfolios and Association of American College & Universities rubrics resulting in college students and at-risk teens engaging the audience with a cutting edge process that closes the loop of teaching and learning. Collaborative service learning projects, such as the one formed by GC’s Nursing and Theatre Departments, using high-impact, non-traditional teaching methods can be used to enhance learning opportunities for all college students emphasizing critical thinking and personal reflection while helping to heighten their sense of community and civic engagement. Objectives will be to demonstrate and teach an innovative learner-centered pedagogy and enhance assessment practices. Learning outcomes include: a) improving assessment practices; b) democratizing the classroom; c) advancing a collaborative pedagogy of engagement.

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Room 2002

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 26th, 3:00 PM Mar 26th, 3:45 PM

How an Innovative Service-Learning Collaborative Pedagogy Is Used to Tackle Teen Health Issues

Room 2002

Through a series of short drama performances modeled on the problem-solving work of Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician Augusto Boal, the service-learning collaboration between Georgia College’s Nursing and Theatre Departments uses non-traditional, high-impact teaching methods to educate Middle Georgia’s adolescents about health and social issues while providing the nursing and theatre students with an opportunity to practice what they have learned in the classroom through the scholarship of teaching and learning. The unique pedagogy in this democratic classroom has developed its own approach to assessment through portfolios and Association of American College & Universities rubrics resulting in college students and at-risk teens engaging the audience with a cutting edge process that closes the loop of teaching and learning. Collaborative service learning projects, such as the one formed by GC’s Nursing and Theatre Departments, using high-impact, non-traditional teaching methods can be used to enhance learning opportunities for all college students emphasizing critical thinking and personal reflection while helping to heighten their sense of community and civic engagement. Objectives will be to demonstrate and teach an innovative learner-centered pedagogy and enhance assessment practices. Learning outcomes include: a) improving assessment practices; b) democratizing the classroom; c) advancing a collaborative pedagogy of engagement.