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Creative Action Integrated Learning Resource Guide: Vocabulary Building

The Creative Action Integrated Learning Resource guide is a place where students and the community can come to learn more about the program, expand their learning, and access forms needed throughout the semester.

The Importance of Building Vocabulary

"Creating a palette of possible thought"

- Kelly Corrigan

Vocabulary building is important on many different levels; it allows us the opportunity to express ourselves, express our ideas and connect in a meaningful way with others. Reading also has an additional benefit, it is good for your health! It lowers stress, creates tranquility, improves imagination, and increases focus, just to name a few! In her TED Talk below, Kelly Corrigan outlines other benefits to building vocabulary:

  1. It is reatest predictor of occupational success
  2. It is the best defense against manipulation- both commercial and political
  3. Language defines our palette of possible thought
  4. It allows us to make meaningful connections to others

As a student in Creative Action, you will be introduced to a new vocabulary that is commonly used in the field of community engaged practices, trans-disciplinary team work and social design practices. We encourage you to study and become familiar with these words, include them in your paper, projects and conversations and use then to empathize and connect with others.  We echo Hellen Keller, when she stated:

"Language sets thoughts a stir,

and keeps us in the intellectual company of man"

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Action Vocabulary

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Audience

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Case Study: http://www.pressacademia.org/definition-of-case-study/

  • A case study is a research methodology that has commonly used in social sciences.
  • A case study is a research strategy and an empirical inquiry that investigates a phenomenon within its real-life context.
  • Case studies are based on an in-depth investigation of a single individual, group or event to explore the causes of underlying principles.
  • A case study is a descriptive and exploratory analysis of a person, group or event.
  • A case study research can be single or multiple case studies, includes quantitative evidence, relies on multiple sources of evidence and benefits from the prior development of theoretical propositions.
  • Case studies are analysis of persons, groups, events, decisions, periods, policies, institutions or other systems that are studied holistically by one or more methods.

Collaboration

Collaborative Systems

Community

Community Engagement

Conceptual Art

Communication

Commitment to Solutions 

Clear communication

Consciousness Raising

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Deep Listening

Design Thinking

Documentation

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Embodied Knowledge

Empathy Building

Ethnographic Research

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Framing the Challenge: How Might We? 

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Immersion Learning

Increasing Common Knowledge

Inter-disciplinary Research: is any study or group of studies undertaken by scholars from two or more distinct scientific disciplines. The research is based upon a conceptual model that links or integrates theoretical frameworks from those disciplines, uses study design and methodology that is not limited to any one field, and requires the use of perspectives and skills of the involved disciplines throughout multiple phases of the research process.1

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K

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Leadership

Learning from Failure

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Multi-disciplinary

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Postive Impact

Process Driven

Project Development

Project Leader

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R

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Social Enterprize

Social Justice

Sustainability

Sustainable Environments

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Systematic Change

Systems Thinking

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Trans-disciplinary Research: is defined as research efforts conducted by investigators from different disciplines working jointly to create new conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and translational innovations that integrate and move beyond discipline-specific approaches to address a common problem.

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