Community Based Learning and Research

CBLR Faculty and Staff Fellows 2007-2008

Karen Gourd, PhD

Assistant Professor
Education
kgourd@uwb.edu  

I.C.B.L.S. Fellow 2007-2008 
Project: Forum Theater as Community-based Learning and Scholarship

Dr. Gourd is working on a project which will include the development of a course introducing forum theater as a tool for community-based teaching and learning as envisioned by Brazilian dramatist Augusto Boal. The purposes of this course are to learn to (1) facilitate forum theater, (2) use data collection techniques that allow students to understand issues from various community members' perspectives, (3) work as a team to develop a project and create a scene that represents issues relevant to a particular community, and (4) facilitate a successful forum theater event. Dr. Gourd's work with the I.C.B.L.S. will also allow her to become familiar with communities in the Puget Sound Region and to establish working connections within those communities.

Nicole Hoover

Director
Quantitative Skills Center
nhoover@uwb.edu

I.C.B.L.S. Fellow 2007-2008 
Project: Bringing Quantitative Reasoning into Non-Math Courses

Nicole Hoover is using her time with the I.C.B.L.S. to create a new 2-credit service learning course to serve as a service learning practicum option for the University of Washington Bothell Education Department. Coursework will include a combination of after-school tutoring and group projects focused on designing a quantitative classroom activity and implementing it in a non-math course (i.e. social studies or science courses) at the 7th or 8th grade level. She will model the after-school tutoring component on her work within the Quantitative Skills Center, and anticipates that the class will enable University of Washington Bothell students to become familiar with the strengths and limitations of local junior high students, and to be able to design classroom activities accordingly.

 

Bruce Kochis, PhD

Senior Lecturer
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
bkochis@uwb.edu

I.C.B.L.S. Fellow 2007-2008 
Project: Diasporas and Community Research

Dr. Kochis is developing a course which would "globalize" the University of Washington Bothell through using the knowledge and experience of international and non-native students. Given language abilities and cultural knowledge, these students will be able to make substantial contributions to the curriculum as guest speakers, as resources for faculty and other students, and as liaisons with the diaspora communities in the Puget Sound Region. This course will be offered regularly and will build strong and lasting bridges to the communities around the University of Washington Bothell as well as helping to identify this campus as an innovative locus of community-based scholarship.

 

Becca Price, PhD

Assistant Professor
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
bprice@uwb.edu

I.C.B.L.S. Fellow 2007-2008 
Project: Collaborating with Local Instructors on Teaching Evolution

Dr. Price will incorporate community-based learning into an evolution course that she will launch in the 2008-2009 academic year. The goals are to (1) build a long-lasting collaboration with the primary and secondary schools to help teachers' improve their ability to teach evolution and (2) to establish a one-quarter collaboration between one or several classes in local public schools and University of Washington Bothell students in Evolution. The university students will address misconceptions through activities that they develop and tailor specifically to meet the younger students' needs. This approach will encourage everyone involved to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for evolution based on inquiry guided by the identification of misconceptions.

 

Amrit Zahir, PhD

Lecturer
Education
 

I.C.B.L.S. Fellow 2007-2008 
Project: In Partnership with Foster Youth: Building Strengths and Capacity through Tutoring

Dr. Zahir has proposed to add a 2-credit service learning component to an existing course she teaches titled "Adolescents in School and Society" in order to ground the study of the effects of gender, race, social class, sexual orientation and disability on adolescent development in real-world praxis focusing on the educational needs of foster children in the public school system. A key component to this undertaking involves addressing the significant disparity in graduation rates among students in the foster care system through needs assessment and the implementation of tutoring programs.

 

Did You Know?

Bjong "Wolf" Yeigh became UW Bothell's third chancellor on Sept. 3, 2013.