Center for Engaged Pedagogy


At the Center for Engaged Pedagogy, we believe that teaching and learning is a transformative process. Both students and teachers engage in meaningful teaching and learning practices that foster mutual growth and facilitate the collaborative cultivation of knowledge. We are committed to supporting and striving towards inclusive and innovative pedagogical practices that acknowledge diverse ways of knowing, forms of expertise, and academic pathways.

Six Days in Mississippi

People sitting in chairs in a circle listening to a peer talk

To activate the Center for Engaged Pedagogy’s new space in Fall 2018, we selected images from the Mississippi Semester course taught by professor of History Premilla Nadasen in Spring 2018, which was built on a collaboration with the Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative. The photos and text on view, by Aubri Juhasz ‘18, provide a narrative about the experiences of students as they traveled together to do field work during Spring Break, as part of this course.

Students listening to a tour guide in Mississippi

The Mississippi Semester provides an example of teaching that situates learning in a real context, builds equitable and sustainable relationships with community partners, and demonstrates fruitful ways that faculty and instructors from Milstein centers collaborate to support student scholarship.

A girl crouching near a waterfront

"In the wake of the 2016 election, students were eager to think about questions of poverty, race, the viability of the public sector, civic engagement and grass-roots organizing. I decided to organize an academic course in collaboration with the  Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative to address the organization’s need for research support, to teach students about the historical roots of contemporary welfare policy, and provide them with concrete empirical skills, showcasing how this knowledge and skills could be useful in a 'real-world' setting." - Professor Nadasen