Sept 15 – Patti Clayton: “The Power of Critical Reflection in Engaged Learning”

Tuesday, September 15
2:30-5:00 p.m.
Belk Pavilion room 201



Intentional, critical reflection is essential to successful experiential learning outcomes in all engaged pedagogies – from classroom exercises to undergraduate research, study abroad, internship, and service-learning. Critical reflection is necessary for generating, deepening, and documenting learning, but faculty sometimes struggle to effectively guide and respond to student reflection on experiential activities.


This hands-on workshop will guide participants through models of critical reflection involving a process of (1) articulation of learning goals, (2) use of critical reflection to generate learning, and (3) integration of critical reflection into formative and summative assessment of learning.

Patti H. Clayton, Ph.D., is a Senior Scholar with the Center for Service and Learning at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and a Visiting Fellow with the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE). She was founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Curricular Engagement at NC State University and served as a Faculty Fellow with National Campus Compact’s Project on Integrating Service with Academic Study.