The Social Chronicles pedagogy is a model for twenty-first century liberal arts education that preserves meaningful interaction and expression. The course included two professors and two student teams who settled into a synchronous online, family atmosphere. The learners and teachers were comfortable openly discussing personal issues and experiences during class. Deep, meaningful interaction was achieved via distance. Students reported many of these experiences as “Reflections.”
- Synchronous Reflections
Faculty define the chronicling experience
- Mary Gunderson-King’s Reflection Page
Validates the presence and unique voices
- Nikki Lower’s Reflection Page
Shows flowers blooming in darkness through togetherness and unity
- Mary Donovan’s Reflection Page
Explores identity and returning control
- Taylor Kersey’s Reflection Page
Shows change, acceptance and doing through music therapy
Social Chronicles Reflections are student blog pages. Each students shared impressions to service-learning and digital chronicling experiences. The journalistic documentation represents collective thoughts, opinions, and interests.
Each Reflection page showcases artistic creativity and community-based experiences from the perspectives of each student learner. The reflections showcase key moments during the project. Students have reflected upon themes and created original works of art about cultural awareness, volunteer experiences, and their perceived community participation in the future.