Drake Community Library- Community Room
Professor of Sociology Karla Erickson sees education “as a way to see and deepen each other’s humanity, generosity, and ability to witness even the hardest of social times.”
This vision will inform Erickson’s February 1 Bucket Course entitled “Teaching in a Pandemic: A Pedagogy of Trust.” The course will take place in Drake Community Library’s Caulkins Community Room from 10-11:30.
The course is free and open to all; no preregistration is required.
Erickson plans to explore how pandemic conditions changed how professors and students connect to one another. Erickson offers several stories and strategies -things that worked and things that failed – and outlines the pedagogy of trust approach that she and her colleagues have been developing. She hopes that, by examining how folks at the College had to scrap and reinvent practices, attendees will be encouraged to reflect on how they themselves had to reinvent their lives and processes.
Karla Erickson is an ethnographer of labor. She studies people in their working worlds and the communities and selves they build through their work. Most recently she has been working on a book called Drip by Drip: Humans, AI, and Unseen Powers.
Members of the sponsoring Community Education Cooperative include Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell College, Drake Community Library, Grinnell-Newburg School District, Grinnell Area Arts Council, Mayflower Community, Grinnell Education Partnership, Read to Lead, and Iowa Valley Community College. The Bucket Course web page is at https://www.grinnellcecbucketcourses.org; videos of previous Bucket Courses are available on the YouTube channel Grinnell Community Education Cooperative.
For more information, contact Judy Hunter email@example.com.