Non-credit graduate level courses focus on teaching, service learning
Published on July 03 2014
The Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) will offer two non-credit graduate level courses, one focusing on teaching and the other on service-learning, through the fall and winter terms.
Prof. Gail Lynn Cook of the Goodman School of Business and CPI’s faculty associate for service-learning will teach the new service-learning course (GRST 5N02) that focuses on academic study, community involvement and critical reflection. Cook has a rich academic background in integrating service-learning components into graduate and undergraduate courses. “One of the best things about the course is that it offers equal value to graduate students regardless of previous community activities,” she says. “Some will see this course as an entrée to service-learning and others, who have been engaged in the community through volunteer activities and program opportunities, can build on their experiences. It fills a gap in programming for graduate students interested in the theory, practice and reflection of community engagement.”
CPI director Jill Grose (left) and Goodman Prof. Gail Cook