Instructional Designs for Responsible Citizenship

I have always been interested in the different instructional approaches that can promote responsible citizenship. Currently, I am exploring the ways that learning to “do” research can help students to develop the skills and abilities needed to contribute to our rapidly changing world.  In the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program at Thompson Rivers University, students engage in research to solve real-world, complex problems and then document that learning in their ePortfolios.  I am also interested in the ways that ePortfolios can support community service learning and skills development at the programmatic level. These various projects point to the need to engage students in exploring critical questions in society.   As such, I continue to explore instructional designs that promote responsible citizenship.