Practicing Democracy: A Toolkit for Educating Civic Professionals Lesson 1
- Develop a community agreement for joint learning among a group.
- Learn from stories about personal educational experiences.
Creating a Community Learning Agreement is a way of developing mutually agreed-upon ground rules for group communication and civil discourse. This lesson guides the use of a participatory process among participants to shape a culture of learning. The process of developing the agreement should model the approach to civic professionalism presented in this guide; thus, it is essential to create an inclusive process where all participants feel their voices are valued in contributing ideas and perspectives. The result should be a mutual and respectful set of norms that serve as the foundation for a vibrant learning community.
A Toolkit for Educating Civic Professionals
This lesson is part of Practicing Democracy: A Toolkit for Educating Civic Professionals by Nicholas V. Longo. Access the full publication to access the full curriculum.