Course Name: Civic Engagement and Socail Entrepernership
Instructors: Hiba Iqbal Zakai, Lahore University of Managment Sciences (LUMS)
This course provides students with a foundation for understanding the role of public scholarship, community engagement, and social action. In this course, students will examine key theories and research that underlie contemporary thinking about community engagement through service learning, as an introduction to civic and community engagement. Students will examine and critique strategies for social and environmental change. Students will become familiar with the expectations and responsibilities for successful service learning through the application of social entrepreneurship and formulating a tools for measuring the impact. The course includes lectures, discussions, a group presentation, placement at a community service site, readings, and participation in social change service-learning project(s).
Learning Outcomes: Upon successfully completing the course, the students will be able to;
· Understand the theory and history of civic engagement and service learning in the context of developing nations, and develop critical perspectives on the role of service through social entrepreneurship.
· Understand how individuals and groups create and sustain change.
· Deepen your understanding of social and environmental problems and of the role of multiple stakeholders in addressing these problems.
· Develop skills for success working in community settings.
· Learn to work effectively as members of a diverse team.
· Develop your own interests and commitment to community engagement and service.
Who can participate: The course is open to undergraduate and graduate students in social sciences, humanities, arts, communication, political sciences, philology, journalism, business and marketing.
Prerequisites: Desire to enhance personal and professional leadership skills; service-orientated; and Passion for community service, social justice, and the desire to bring positive change in the society.
Course Materials: Poster / chart papers and markers
Participation Limit: 20 students
|Week 1 |
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|Understand what is Service Learning.||Understand the impact accessibility to education has on the betterment of the society.||Accept defeat as a form of Transformation and/or Reformation. ||Understand Social Entrepreneurship.||Finding Flow: What determines happiness? This loss of self-consciousness that happens when you are completely absorbed in an activity – intellectual, professional, or physical – is described in contemporary psychology as a state of flow.|
|Knowing the importance of volunteering and how it can benefit others.||What is Remedial or corrective education? Community-based learning?||Appreciate simplicity and serving as a state of Happiness in everyday life. ||A social entrepreneur is a leader or pragmatic visionary who achieves systemic, sustainable social change through innovative approaches and application of technology in a strategic manner.|||
|||||To recognize various forms of "escapes."|||||
|Week 2 |
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|Understand the difference between the aim and the purpose of an educated society.||Understand Education as a form of Empowerment vs. form of oppression. ||Does Service-Learning have a role in the curriculum?||Apply critical thinking to solve a social issue.||Legacy Projects Presentations|
|How does an institutional mission statement encourage or hinder the values of the institution? ||Recognize the values of a democratic, educated society.||To acknowledge Experience as a form of education.||Identify a problem in the community or a societal issue that needs to be addressed. |||
|How is a Living-Learning Curriculum defined and viewed?||How does education ensure (or hinder) the values of a democratic society?||||Define and analyze the scope of the problem. |||
|||||||Divide-and-conquer; identify root causes of the problem using the "but why?" technique.|||
|||||||Sort-It! Understand the cause-and-effect relation |||