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C&CS Presents: Setting the Stage for Civic-Minded Education: Collaborative Approaches to Instruction, April 16th at 12pm EST

March 25, 2020

C&CS Presents:

Setting the Stage for Civic-Minded Education: Collaborative Approaches to Instruction

with Jen Bonnet and Lily Herakova

April 16th at 12pm EST

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For the past four years, Lily Herakova and Jen Bonnet have been collaborating to shape and assess an information literacy curriculum for a large enrollment Public Speaking course. This presentation focuses on what we have learned about the relationships among students’ self-efficacies and skills in information literacy, public speaking, and civic-mindedness. We will share the results of several studies, and invite participants to engage with the practical applications we have developed.

Jen Bonnet and Lily Herakova

Black and white photo of Jen Bonnet and Lily Herakova

Jen Bonnet is a foster parent, educator, baker (although she has miles to go before she’s as skilled as Lily), and outdoor enthusiast. As a Social Sciences and Humanities librarian at the University of Maine, she engages in a wide range of outreach, instruction, consultation, and research. She has published with Lily Herakova in the Association of College and Research Libraries 2019 conference proceedings, Basic Communication Course Annual, and Journal of Academic Librarianship.

Lily Herakova is a mother, teacher, immigrant, baker, writer, and community organizer. She is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Teaching Coordinator in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine. Her work focuses on communication’s potential to bring about equitable, just, and inclusive worlds/communities, especially in educational and health-related contexts. She has published and presented nationally and internationally in the areas of communication pedagogy and mentoring, performance, social justice, and health communication.



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