The 2018 conference takes place May 31 - June 2, 2018 in Houston, TX hosted by the University of Houston and the University of Houston - Downtown.
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Saturday, June 2 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Your Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It: Converting Knowledge Agents into Change Agents

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What are the key elements that convert knowledge into action and social change?  Could shifting pedagogical approaches improve the chances that students will apply what they have learned in innovative, impactful ways?  How do neurological processes of learning influence student motivation?  By comparing educational models, can we can discover how to create change agents for a more just future?

Crystal Yingling, an arts educator and social justice advocate, created change agents through her design of Intiman’s Emerging Artist Program, assistance with Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Professional Artist Training Program, and work with foreign service in Africa and Asia.  This session examines the pedagogical approaches that fueled success by comparing educational programs that create knowledge without action against training approaches that spur students to become agents of social change.  Session participants will have an opportunity to take action with the session learnings by building a framework to enhance their own classes or programs to inspire students to take action.

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Crystal YIngling

Doctoral Student, University of Southern California
M. Crystal Yingling is a consultant for Equity, Inclusion, Interculturalism, and Leadership. She is currently completing a Global Executive Doctorate of Education through the University of California. Previously, Crystal was an Adjunct Professor at Seattle University, and the Producer... Read More →

Saturday June 2, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Milam Room - UH Downtown One Main Street Houston, TX 77002

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