Experiential Learning Scholar Patti Clayton to Present Workshop for Educators on Use of Critical Reflection


Patti Clayton, a practitioner-scholar and consultant to many universities, will lead a workshop, Generating, Deepening, and Documenting Learning through Critical Reflection, from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, room 104.

This workshop for educators will examine and apply research-grounded frameworks and tools for the design of critical reflection activities and rubrics, with a particular emphasis on cultivating critical thinking, and global and civic learning.

In this interactive session participants will explore the “DEAL Model,” co-developed by Clayton, which guides learners through description of service-learning experiences; examination of those experiences through the lens of academic, civic, and personal-growth learning goals; and articulation of learning outcomes in such a way as to inform future action.

Clayton has worked as an independent consultant with numerous colleges, universities and higher education organizations. She serves as an associate editor with the Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education. She is a board member of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.

Cost of the workshop is $75, and is free to UNC Asheville faculty and staff. An additional workshop, Cultivating Diversity Learning and Critical Thinking through Service-Learning, for UNC Asheville faculty and staff only, will be held June 18. For more information or to register, visit keycenter.unca.edu or email keyctr@unca.edu.