McMaster University courses, CMTYENGA 2MC3 & 2MD3 offered through the department of Community Engagement are in partnership with the McMaster Children & Youth University (MCYU). MCYU offers programs for children, youth, and families to help share the ground-breaking research happening at McMaster with the Hamilton community. These accredited courses will train you to develop and facilitate fun and educational workshops for children and youth in schools, libraries, and community centres.
COIVD-19 FALL COURSE UPDATE (CMTYENGA 2MC3):
HOW WILL A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COURSE OPERATE ONLINE?
THE MAIN GOAL OF 2MC3 is to produce an engaging learning experience for young people in the Hamilton community.
This year, this will take the form of an online workshop.
Students can continue to expect to learn about subjects that will have value in this class and beyond, such as:
- the best practices for engaged pedagogical design
- the principles of community-engagement (whether in person or online);
- the art of knowledge translation and communication.
Additionally, you will have the opportunity to have discussions with:
- an interdisciplinary group of faculty and staff from all corners of the University
- virtual meetings with community members, including elementary school teachers and students.
All of this work will culminate in a group submission of an engaging online workshop that will become part of the MCYU digital collection and potentially be seen by youth around the world.
THE TOPICS OF THE WORKSHOPS will be decided upon by your groups and should connect in some way to research areas from McMaster.
Aside from the curriculum, you will also gain experience:
- working with kids
- leadership skills
Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!
Course Instructor: Dr. Becca Collins-Nelsen – email@example.com
Course Administrator: Sheila Richardson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Both courses are open to students in level 2 and above from all faculties.