Philosophy in the Schools: Learning Through Teaching
July 11, 2019
Phoebe Pan ’20
A philosophy practicum bridges the distance between teaching and learning, showing that the two are symbiotic and inextricable. The course also facilitates outreach in the Oberlin community.
Environmental Studies Students Connect with Urban Farms in Cleveland
May 31, 2019
Erin Ulrich ’18
American Agricultures, an environmental studies course, exposes students to the history of black agrarianism in Cleveland.
Traveling Exhibit Examines Oberlin’s Social Justice Legacy in World War II
February 2, 2018
Tyler Sloan '17
Oberlin’s history of embodying leadership and empathy in times of political and social turmoil makes the title of the upcoming traveling exhibit, Courage and Compassion, especially fitting.
Javanese Gamelan Course Makes Welcoming Space for Lorain County Youth
December 11, 2017
Gamelan is not very well known to the general public. A class offered in the conservatory’s new community engagement division partnered with an after-school program in nearby Lorain to teach a new form of music to underserved kids.
Pedagogy That’s Out of SITE(S)
October 27, 2017
Through the Spanish in the Elementary School (SITES) program, Oberlin students can design and practice their own pedagogy while engaging with children in the community.
Community Partnership Focuses on Accessibility in Science
August 7, 2017
Oberlin Associate Professor of Biology Taylor Allen and Peter Ogbuji, executive director of the Harrison Cultural Community Center, cosponsored a camp to make science more creative and accessible to children in Lorain County.
Helping Kids Think Like Scientists
February 24, 2017
Poised in front of an audience in Wright Lecture Hall, Assistant Professor Robert Owen sprinkles sand on a vibrating plate. But instead of presenting to his usual audience of college students, 51 children fill the seats.
An Invitation to Write
December 15, 2016
Creative writing teaching residency makes poetry accessible for local middle school students.
Zoe Martens '16 Receives Fulbright Grant to Mexico
May 9, 2016
The aspiring educator credits several winter-term teaching experiences as well as her peers with helping prepare her for this fellowship.
SITES Set on Education
June 12, 2015
The Spanish in the Elementary Schools program celebrates its 10-year anniversary of college students teaching elementary school students to speak Spanish.