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Theory Practice Learning Seminar
 for Emory College Faculty and Graduate Students

September 13, 2005
Woodruff Library Jones Room
3:30-5:00 p.m.

October 18, 2005

November 15, 2005

    Seminar Series Sponsored by the Office of University-Community Partnerships, the Theory Practice Learning Program, and the Center for Teaching and Curriculum

Over the last decade many faculty members at Emory have developed innovative
opportunities for undergraduates to observe, experience, and contribute to
real-world projects and practices in a variety of community organizations
around Atlanta and then relate those activities to their courses and majors
in ways that enhance both the real-world practice and the learning process.
In this series of three seminars we will explore how Emory might more
effectively provide a clear sequence of experiential learning for a larger
number of students: first through introductory experience and observation,
then through more active and sustained engagement, and finally through
theoretically framed academic projects that are also firmly grounded in

First Things First: Introductory Experiences
Tuesday, September 13
This seminar will present the concept of sequencing and then explore the
first of the three levels: introductory experience and observation. Dana
White (ILA) and Vialla Hartfield-Méndez (Spanish) will discuss how they have
integrated theory and practice in their courses through site visits, field
work, cultural events, and other means. After comments from the panel, there
will be time for other participants to ask questions and discuss their own
ideas and plans for experiential learning.

     Please contact Nicole Faurot at by September 11, October 10, and November 8 respectively to let us know if you will be able to attend. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.


Vialla Hartfield-Mendez,
Director, Theory Practice Learning Initiative
Emory College

Nicole Faurot
TPL Program Assistant



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