“DELIBERATIVE PEDAGOGY: WHAT IT IS, WHERE IT CONNECTS WITH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AND WHY IT MATTERS”
Presented by DR. TIMOTHY SHAFFER, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies; Assistant Director, Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy, Kansas State University
April 13, 2017 12 noon CT
IARSLCE is pleased to announce the next webinar in the Advancing Research Webinar Series. These webinars are free but space is limited. Please click here to reserve your space. A weblink will be provided via email the day before the webinar. This webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend.
This webinar will focus on deliberative pedagogy by definingwhat it is—and isn’t. While democratic practices and approaches increasingly shape how scholars and practitioners approach service-learning and community engagement, an explicit commitment to deliberative practices alters the relationship between faculty and students, as well as with diverse community members and organizations.
Timothy J. Shaffer is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies and assistant director of the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University. He is also principal research specialist with the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona as well as associate editor of the Journal of Public Deliberation. As a scholar, Shaffer centers his research on the advancement of democratic practices through deliberative politics and citizen engagement by civic professionals in higher education and other institutions. Shaffer has published in journals such as The Good Society, National Civic Review, and the Journal of Public Deliberation. He is co-editor of Deliberative Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning for Democratic Engagement (Michigan State University Press, summer 2017) and coauthor of Making Democracy Work as It Should: Stories and Lessons from Cooperative Extension Professionals (Kettering Foundation Press, summer 2017). Shaffer received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.