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Democracy Project

As one of many partners in the “Participating in Democracy” project, the CTL is sponsoring three activities over the course of the academic year.

This fall, Professor Seth Markle (Departments of History and International Studies) will facilitate a study group exploring alternative teaching pedagogies. Through the study of academic and youth development literature “Alternative Pedagogies: Adultism and Liberal Arts Education” asks whether or not adultism, loosely defined as a set of attitudes and beliefs harbored by adults about the inferiority of youth, can serve as an appropriate lens for critically evaluating pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning at Trinity College?

This Spring, the CTL will invite a speaker practiced in alternative teaching to help round out the fall discussion group and follow this with a workshop for faculty to explore ways to put into practice the ideas generated from the discussions.

All three activities will foster ways to equalize relations inside and outside the classroom thereby combining pedagogical exploration with ways to improve democratic participation.

Stay tuned for more information on how to participate in the reading-discussion group as well as our spring ‘participating in democracy’ project events.