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Putting learning into practice - Putting knowledge to the test



Thursday, May 29, 2014, 10:30 - 12:00


Schmon Tower – Learning Commons

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Volunteering and social activism are arenas where many of us seek to put our academic skills or knowledge into practice.  But it is not always obvious how to bring the knowledge of our field of study into service for a community or cause. In this conversational workshop, we discuss knowledge mobilization and reflective practice for volunteers and activists. How can we make academic knowledge of value in contexts outside the university? How can we make volunteering and activism a valued site of learning?

Facilitators: Mary-Beth Raddon, Department of Sociology, and Kristen Smith, Student and Community Outreach.


Career Corner is brought to you by:

University Affairs

Brock University

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Career Corner

Career Corner is a professional development workshop series where everyone from graduate students to established faculty members can learn how to advance their academic careers, publish and market their research, improve their lesson planning and teaching skills and find out about careers outside of academia. The workshops are free and open to all Congress attendees.

See the complete list of Career Corner workshops...