Re-examining the Human Service Fieldwork Experience through a Hybrid Course Design
Gregory Cobb, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences Department, Bronx Community College
This workshop will examine the role of culturally sensitive pedagogical philosophy in the development of a Human Service Fieldwork Hybrid Course. It will share the process of developing and designing a course to meet the diverse sociocultural needs of students enrolled in the Bronx Community College A.A.S. Human Services Degree program, while maintaining the traditional framework of a fieldwork seminar course. Emphasis will be placed on how theories related to trauma and sociocultural context shaped the pedagogical philosophy and how technology was used to better assess the transfer of knowledge from classroom to student fieldwork experiences. Attendees will be introduced to the classroom strategies utilized in the assessment process that resulted in improved student outcomes such as the timely submission and quality of assignments, increased class participation, and increased opportunities for self-reflection on student personal growth and development.