Dr. Patti Clayton

Dr. Patti Clayton is a Senior Scholar at UNC Greensboro and Practitioner-Scholar in Residence with North Carolina Campus Engagement. She formerly served as founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Curricular Engagement at NC State University and as a Faculty Fellow with National Campus Compact’s Project on Integrating Service with Academic Study.  In all aspects of her work she seeks to support intellectual, personal, and civic development through co-creating mentoring communities grounded in reflective practice, leadership, and scholarship. Beyond community-engaged teaching, learning, and scholarship, her academic interests include environmental philosophy and environmental studies, leadership development, and the history and philosophy of science. She earned her Ph.D. (1995) and M.S. (1992) from the Curriculum in Ecology at UNC-Chapel Hill.  

Keynote Address: Exploring Civic Engagement and Civic Learning

Dr. Patti Clayton, Senior Scholar at UNC Greensboro and as Practitioner-Scholar in Residence with North Carolina Campus Engagement.

Our overarching learning goal for the day is that we will all become better able to conceptualize civic engagement and civic learning. The keynote address will launch us in this direction by exploring a variety of ways these two terms have been understood, examined, and enacted. With particular emphasis on the framework of democratic civic engagement (which emphasizes co-creation and power sharing among all participants) as it emerges in community engaged learning and scholarship, Patti will also set us up to think about a wide range of civic learning goals and associated teaching and learning processes

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