ERIC Number: EJ552451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Learning Peace? Creating a Class on Creating Community.
Herman, Lee; Shortell, Joy W.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v3 p128-38 Fall 1996
Describes creation and implementation of a college service-learning course on "Nonviolence, Peace and Community" in response to local social conflict. The facilitators attempted to create the course from the community, using community participation, collaborative self-directed learning, a Socratic approach to group discussion, and an open planning process. Outcomes included increased community-building skills and greater civic responsibility. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Responsibility, Classroom Communication, College Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Course Organization, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Group Dynamics, Higher Education, Independent Study, Peace, School Community Relationship, Self Directed Groups, Service Learning
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A