Radical Learning: The Heart of the UC Santa Cruz Experience
This event will review the bold and radical educational vision of UC Santa Cruz since its inception, while introducing alumni to the innovative 21st-century approaches we are taking to ensure all students can thrive at UC Santa Cruz and leave with the tools to make change in society. We will emphasize the university's history of active and activist pedagogy; its commitment to an education grounded in social justice; its ahead-of-the-times choice to have no grades and interdisciplinary departments; and its unique status as the only public research university in the country that was also founded as a kind of "alternative school.” The event will include prominent learning scientists as well as undergraduates working on projects related to improving student learning. Participants will give lightning talks on what it takes for students to be outstanding learners in our 21st-century university.
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Humanities Lecture Hall