CDE Educational Resources


Welcome to the Community Development Education Collaborative Educational Resource page. Here you will find several resources to assist with such educational topics as community engagement, community development, instructional practices.

Community Engagement

Brett Powell describes what prevents us from jumping into the volunteer pool may just help us be a better volunteer.

Lisa Boyko gives an overview of the meaning of community engagement, and outlines its various benefits.

Sarah Lee discusses community engagement through social media.

Community Development

The Scottish Community Development Centre describes what it means to support communities to achieve the changes they want to see.

Cormac Russell discusses concepts and methods for sustainable community development.

Gregory Fulkerson gives an overview of the four approaches to community development.

Instructional Practices

Navigating the Bumpy Road to Student Centered Instruction  . Transitioning from teacher-centered instruction to learner or student centered instruction can be quite bumpy. Felder & Brent (2006) discuss the nuances of this often bumpy road.

Navigating the Bumpy Road to Student Centered Instruction. Transitioning from teacher-centered instruction to learner or student centered instruction can be quite bumpy. Felder & Brent (2006) discuss the nuances of this often bumpy road.

Teaching Argumentation and Debate: An Educator’s Manual.   A detailed overview of debate strategies for educators written by Phipps, Tucker & Tucker of the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues.

Teaching Argumentation and Debate: An Educator’s Manual. A detailed overview of debate strategies for educators written by Phipps, Tucker & Tucker of the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues.

Assessment Theories for College Students   .  What theories exist for assessing our students? Brookhart (2005) provides a comprehensive overview.

Assessment Theories for College Students. What theories exist for assessing our students? Brookhart (2005) provides a comprehensive overview.

Marisa Sergnese discusses a few basic steps to initiate active learning strategies within the classroom.

Azul Torronez has repeatedly asked students the same question, "What makes a good teacher great?" He discusses his results in this video.

Brandman University presenters discuss strategies for online teaching and student engagement for adult learners.


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