Education, Democracy & Social Change
The Education, Democracy, & Social Change cluster is committed to engaging in learning and work that values equity, inclusivity, and social justice. We believe in the power of education to cultivate the critical reflection and engaged citizenship needed to sustain democracy. We advocate for, and collaborate with, children, families, and communities, to promote the well-being of all members of our society.
Real-World Cluster Project
Developing Healthy, Contemplative Communities
More than 60 Plymouth State students from 10 different disciplines worked with real estate, investment, and small business professionals.
Greater awareness of contemplative practices is needed to promote purposeful living, reduce suffering, and increase joy.
Awareness of the Issue
Students engage in contemplative inquiry through coursework and organizations, by creating campus contemplative spaces, and by responding to community input.
Collaborative Team Projects
The Arts & Technologies; Health & Human Enrichment; and Education, Democracy & Social Change clusters all contribute to this project.
Integrated coursework and community engagement offers real-world experience and supports students’ academic and residential lives.
Strengthened ties between PSU and local, national, and international contemplative and wellness organizations are providing students with new opportunities.