University of the Streets: Promoting Lifelong Learning, Citizen Engagement, and Community Building Through Public Conversations

Fitzgerald, Eryn and Edey, Susan (2013) University of the Streets: Promoting Lifelong Learning, Citizen Engagement, and Community Building Through Public Conversations. In: CU Expo 2013, June 12-15, 2013, Corner Brook, NL, Canada. (Submitted)

[img] [English] PDF (Migrated (PDF/A Conversion) from original format: (application/pdf)) - Presentation
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (511Kb)

Abstract

Since 2003, the Montreal-based University of the Streets Café has used the ‘public conversation’ to promote lifelong learning and community engagement. With the support of Concordia University's School of Extended Learning and Institute for Community Development, these collective discussions allow individuals of diverse backgrounds and socio-economic realities to meet and think together on important social issues, current affairs and topics of general interest. Organizing an engaging public conversation requires careful attention to content, process and logistics. In this workshop, we explore the methodology and practical steps behind public conversations to better understand learning in community.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1815
Item ID: 1815
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > CU Expo 2013
Date: 14 June 2013
Date Type: Completion
Related URLs:

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over the past year

View more statistics