Civic Engagement Strategies and Clinical Sociology

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC46 Clinical Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

Clinical sociology emphasizes the use of research to bring about positive social change in civic society at all levels of experience. To bring about civic engagement directed at change many pedagogical strategies are incorporated. Presentations for this session could report on the activities of academics who encourage their students to engage in social change through service learning, community-based research, action research, mentored internships, reflective experiential learning, and international collaborations. The theme that pulls these strategies together is classroom-based civic engagement that can encourage citizen participation, address social injustice, and/or increase the knowledge and practical skills of the students.

Session Organizer:
Melodye LEHNERER, College of Southern Nevada, USA
Norma WINSTON, University of Tampa, USA
Oral Presentations
Community Engaged Learning As a Strategy for Increasing Student Knowledge, Skills & Positive Community Impact
Jeji VARGHESE, University of Guelph, Canada; Mavis MORTON, University of Guelph, Canada; Lindsey THOMSON, University of Guelph, Canada
Sociological Practice in Brics Countries
Jayanathan GOVENDER, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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