Please join us for a talk by Dr. Ramona Ilea.
"Advancing Civic Engagement with Student-Led Projects"
Abstract: In this presentation, Dr. Ramona Ilea will share her work in
implementing and assessing student-initiated civic engagement
projects. These projects have the common themes of encouraging
activism, leadership, responsibility, and outreach. A primary goal of
these assignments is to empower students to learn ways in which to
work toward social change, and, ultimately, become better citizens.
Formal assessment of students' work on these projects over the years
has provided evidence for the value added to the academic and personal
lives of the students.
Ramona Ilea is a Professor of Philosophy at Pacific
University Oregon. Her research focuses on demonstrating that
philosophical work can contribute to public debates and social issues.
In addition to developing EngagedPhilosophy.org, with funding from the
American Philosophical Association, she writes about animal ethics,
environmental ethics, and normative ethics. She co-edited (with
Julinna Oxley) Experiential Learning in Philosophy, published by
Routledge Press in September 2015. She has also co-edited (with Avram
Hiller and Leonard Kahn) Consequentialism and Environmental Ethics.
She has implemented civic engagement projects in almost 20 classes,
published “Beyond Service Learning: Civic Engagement in Ethics
Classes”, and has presented on civic engagement at more than 15
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