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ERIC Number: ED573980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 95
Development and Assessment of Student Social/Civic Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning. TLTC Paper No. 5. CRLT Occasional Paper No. 36
Hallman, Samantha K.
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
University of Michigan (U-M) students visit community-based organizations in Detroit on a weekly basis to work on projects aimed at improving the well being of children and their families, such as tutoring youth in after school programs. Their site visits are supplemented by relevant readings, class discussions and written reflections on topics such as developmental psychology, poverty, and education, which connect what they are learning in class to what they experience in the field. U-M students with social identities that have historically experienced conflict and differential status come together to engage in critical self-reflection and purposeful dialogue to better understand each other's point of view and solve problems regarding race relations. Using case studies, U-M students learn about the multiple and often competing viewpoints of stakeholders in land management. They attend a local planning commission meeting and reflect on the economic, scientific, and moral implications of various land use proposals.
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), University of Michigan. 1071 Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2218. Tel: 734-764-0505; Fax: 734-647-3600; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Michigan, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)
Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Detroit)