New Film: Education for What? Learning Social Responsibility

Posted on July 30, 2004

[posted to CBO Service-Learning listserv]

Call or Email Your PBS Station and Ask them To Broadcast:

Education for What? Learning Social Responsibility

Shot on location on six urban campuses across the country, this new film looks at how a broad range of discipline and interdisciplinary programs help engage students in service and service-learning. Reproduced in convenient DVD format, Education for What? is an ideal faculty development tool for campuses seeking to create or expand community-based teaching and learning programs.

In this election year, critics are once again asking why so few young people are engaged in civic affairs and how this perceived apathy will affect our future democracy. Education for What? Learning Social Responsibility follows some of the thousands of college students who work to solve community problems as part of their regular curriculum and examines the impact of this learning strategy on students, the community, and the ability to engage a new generation of citizens.

Education for What will be "fed" to PBS stations nationwide on August 28th, so we need you to encourage your local station to pick it up and show it!

Your PBS Station will need to know this info to broadcast the film….
NOLA Code: EDSR 000K1
Program Title: Education for What? Learning Social Responsibility
Program Length: 1/60 (TRT: 57:36)
Feed date/time: Saturday, August 28, 2004 @ 2100-2200 ET/513
Close captioned: Yes Stereo: No
DVI: Yes Suggested Rating: TV-G

What leaders in the field are saying:

"Thorough and thought-provoking… What I found most stimulating were the probing questions about the need for higher education to go beyond service to help the nation?s students become more engaged in the political life of our democracy."
–Richard E. Cone, Executive Director, Joint Educational Project, University of Southern California

"Education for What? provides an excellent portrait of how communities and students benefit from civic and political involvement through the curriculum. Through the use of authentic examples and interviews, community partners reaffirm the value of student involvement, students demonstrate how they become engaged in their education through community-based learning opportunities, and faculty acknowledge the unique rewards they realize from community-based curricular reform. Education for What? answers that question with convincing and
persuasive illustrations for why community-based learning is, indeed, a powerful pedagogy."
–Robert G. Bringle, Director, Center for Service and Learning, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

This film was directed and produced by Robert Gliner and can be purchased through Campus Compact at <a href="http://www.compact.org">http://www.compact.org</a>.


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