Engaged Learning Series: In My Shoes
The Engaged Learning Series (ELS) is a university-wide series of events designed to engage students, faculty, staff, and community in discussion, debate, dialogue, learning, and action around an issue of public concern.
For 2019-2020, the series aims to raise awareness, impact personal behavior, and increase public engagement around the theme of "In My Shoes..."
This theme encompasses telling your story from the first-person perspective. It represents an empathic approach that allows the recipient to understand stories in a connected manner separate from stories provided secondhand. It suggests finding other perspectives to stories that may otherwise be untold or underrepresented. It encourages civil dialogue with those who may have different viewpoints, opinions or beliefs. It provokes the discovery of new perspectives or stories.
- Why do other stories matter?
- Whose story is missing?
- How does telling or hearing a story give you power?
- What is the relation or difference between stories and truth?
- Where do the stories meet? What are the universal components?
- Who is allowing the story to be told and which parts? Or who decides which stories get told?
All programs, events, topics, classes, etc. are encouraged to consider integrating the theme with the emphasis of highlighting one or multiple ELS prisms:
Interested in Incorporating the Theme Into Your Area?
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We Want to Learn Why You Chose Your Career Path!
Events for 2019-20
Resources Related to Theme