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Friday, May 13 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Teaching and Learning with Chicago’s Black and Brown neighborhoods: DPU’s Mission Meets Emancipatory Community-based Learning Projects

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We dedicate this workshop to Rev. John T. Richardson, C.M., 9th president of DePaul University

DPU’s urban mission calls for action in service of others and tasks DPU faculty with preparing students to contribute to the collective social good. In this workshop, DPU- School for New Learning (now SCPS) alums and their faculty mentor describe community-based learning projects in historically disenfranchised communities which persist just 1.4 miles west of our downtown campus. Collaboratively with community members and businesses owners, we designed and implemented competency-based and social situational instructional methods, grounded in emancipatory education, action research, and asset-based service-learning principles. These instructional methods align to learning objectives in the context of community events and meetings. We facilitate critical dialogue, leading to consideration of how our approach can be included in your course design. The focus is on how faculty can: live up to the Vincentian DPU mission; engage stakeholders in designing and implementing CbLPs; serve historically disinvested communities as well as students’ learning needs within an asset-based, emancipatory education mindset; and ultimately, illustrate how to form lasting cross-sector partnerships with many stakeholders to do good well in our city and beyond. We also share how this approach and reflections on our experiences shaped our professional practice, as students after graduation and as instructors in our praxes.


Dr. Gabriele Strohschen

Professor Emerita, DPU
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Friday May 13, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT

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