About the Seminar

This two year multi-disciplinary seminar explored the nature of democratic thinking, how students come to learn and develop democratic thinking habits, how to teach for democratic thinking, and how best to assess and document democratic thinking processes. This seminar was co-sponsored by Elon University and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

About Teaching Democratic Thinking

Many in higher education have turned their attention to teaching for civic and democratic engagement. This is evidenced, for example, by the rise in service learning and community service that schools and faculty are now including in their curriculum and co-curriculum and dovetails with the movement to make education more relevant, more engaged, and more impactful.