- Alicia Walker
- Assistant Professor,
School of Music
- MAR 07
- Thurs 11:00am - 12:15pm
- Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
This event is co-sponsored by USC Connect and the Center for Teaching Excellence.
A key element of teacher preparation is developing the sensitivity and skill sets for educating populations outside of their own experience and background. As such, outreach programs that engage students in observations and practica in a wide array of contexts is essential to the development of a young educator. In the School of Music, the choral music education program’s Service Learning and Mentoring Initiative helps provide these types of experiences. This interactive session will give an in-depth look at this initiative, describe the program’s purposes and goals, and illustrate specific ideas and techniques for engaging students in service-learning activities both locally and internationally. Included in the discussion will be specific principles of engagement that can be used across disciplines.
About the Facilitator
Alicia Walker is an Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at USC, where she directs the University Chorus, teaches Conducting and Choral Methods, and supervises student teachers. An experienced music educator, Dr. Walker taught at all K-12 levels prior to joining the faculty at Carolina. Her scholarly interests include service learning and ethics in music education.