By Eileen Terrell, VP, Communications and 2018 ATDChi President Elect
with Susan Camberis, Editor, Training Today
The Center to Advance Education for Adults (CAEA) at DePaul University hosted the School for New Learning (SNL) Graduates’ Showcase on June 21.
This annual event features graduate students’ final projects in the Master of Arts in Educating Adults and the Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies programs.
SNL students combine the practical and imaginative to satisfy their goals and dreams in an education that is self-directed. During the showcase, students share presentations/posters representing the outcomes of their final projects. They also explain how their class work helped them to select and complete their final projects.
This year’s presenters and final projects included:
- Eddie Jackson: Improving Travel Professionals Working with Multi-Generations
- Vincent Stokes: Self-efficacy and the Future Selves Construct Strategies in Support of Adult Learners Academic Performance at DePaul University’s School for New Learning
- Carolyn Webster: Conscientizacao! Narrative Reflection on Becoming an Adult Educator with Focus on Popular Education and the Teachings of Paulo Freire
- Abigail Baker – Escape to Clown Town- Fantasy Fiction Book
- Theodore Foggy – A Sustainable Development Plan for Bronzeville Terrace
- Jeanne Towns – The Breast Chronicles – Women’s Relationships with Their Bodies
ATDChi leaders Eileen Terrell and Tamara Lewis, ATDChi Director of Alliance Relationships, met briefly with each student to discuss and share reflections on their final projects. One common theme was the self-discovery process that each student went through while completing his/her project.
Following the student presentations, Morris Fiddler, Professor Emeritus for DePaul’s SNL, led a panel discussion with program alums Cortney Sigilai, Sultana Perez, and Paddy Homan. Alums are using their degrees in their professional lives to create their own businesses, to advance social causes, and to help with community initiatives. They are leveraging what they have learned about educating adults and applying it to business ventures, community projects, and business challenges.
To learn more about the SNL graduate program, visit: https://snl.depaul.edu/about/Pages/default.aspx