"Lessons for Life" Symposium

"Lessons for Life: Pedagogical Resources from the ICL Life Initiatives Faculty Seminar"

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Overview (scroll down to register)

Eight faculty members were invited to be University Life Fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year. This seminar aims [1] at collecting pedagogical materials on life-related issues to be made available to others for classroom-use; [2] at thinking together about effective pedagogical approaches to life issues, many of which are currently not taught, despite their importance, because they are deemed too controversial; [3] at shaping an environment within which faculty members and students from across academic disciplines can benefit from such resources, approaches, and classroom tested models. 

These presentations and discussions within the small working group of the Fellows are now being re-presented to a larger audience. This year’s Fellows will give 10-min. introductory presentations on pedagogical materials pertinent to different topics in the panoply of pro-life concerns and suitable for inclusion in the classroom, whether as an entire course, a discrete unit within a course, or even a single class period. General discussion of the presentations (and Q&A) will follow. Lunch will be served.

A new set of University Life Fellows will be selected each year for a new “round” of regular meetings, exploring new topics and building upon the pedagogical resources assembled by the members of the inaugural group of Fellows. The University Life Fellows faculty seminar is part of the Notre Dame Project on Human Dignity, overseen by the Office of Human Dignity & Life Initiatives.

RSVPs are requested in order to order the proper amounts of refreshments and lunch: https://instchlife.wufoo.com/forms/lessons-for-life-symposium/