This online companion to Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen and Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines is meant to provide useful examples to those interested in incorporating active political learning into their coursework. This section of the site offers a selection of teaching tools including syllabi, assessment instruments, and project guidelines utilized by some of the contributors. As noted on each document, these materials may be used for noncommercial purposes if the author and text are credited. All other rights are reserved.
A critical component in active learning initiatives is gathering feedback from participants and assessing how well the effort has met the desired goals of the project. In this section of the site, contributors from both texts have shared various instruments they have utilized with their projects. Read More.
Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen and Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines highlight various approaches educators have used to include efforts to foster active citizenship in their coursework. In this section of the online companion are examples of tools utilized by the contributors, including sample project descriptions, discussion or blog topics, exams and essay assignments, and guides for supervising students engaged in active learning assignments. Read More.
Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen offers demonstrations of how political scientists of various sub-disciplines have incorporated active political learning into their coursework. In Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines, civic engagement models from disciplines beyond political science are provided. In this section of the website, a selection of syllabi from political science and beyond are provided. Please note that a number of these syllabi have been modified since their original use and should be viewed only as templates or models. Read More.
Building successful relationships with community partners is an integral component of civic engagement. Supporting materials some of the contributing authors have used to facilitate these relationships, such as templates of memos of understanding and internship placement information, can be found here. Read More.