Chestnut Hill College to Host Great Books “Citizenship in the 21st Century” Summer Teaching Workshop

Release Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010 

 PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chestnut Hill College will host a summer teaching and curriculum development workshop conducted by the Great Books Foundation from Sunday, June 27 to June 30, 2010. The College is located at 9601 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia.

The four-day residential workshop was created for high school and college faculty interested in developing Socratic discussion programs and curricular units dealing with these vital issues. The workshop is specifically designed for teachers in the social sciences or those closely involved in service learning programs.The workshop will consist of seminars facilitated by experienced Great Books Foundation staff members and will make use of selections from the Foundation's highly acclaimed anthology, The Civically Engaged Reader. In addition, participants will learn the fundamentals of Shared Inquiry™, the Great Books Foundation's method of Socratic questioning.

The workshop will also include optional evening outings to museums and historic sites in Philadelphia. Participants are strongly encouraged to reside on campus, since a significant part of the learning experience will occur as conversations begun during formal sessions that continue during meals and in common areas.

The cost of the workshop is $750 per person and includes three nights in a single-occupancy room with private bath, three daily meals, and all course materials and books.

For more information, please contact Donald Whitfield at the Great Books Foundation at  or call 1-800-222-5870, ext. 7138.