Title: Philanthropy Development
Date: 20 June–15 July, 2022
Contact Day(s) and Time(s): Tue/Fri, 9:00- 11:30 (UTC+8) Click here to view World Clock Meeting Planner
Why do people give and help others? Are there some people who are more caring versus more selfish? If so, are they born that way or are these qualities teachable? How do prosocial traits and behaviors change across the lifespan? What happens to the brain and body when people give and help? Which situations increase or inhibit helping behaviors? This course will cover the broad landscape of the different philanthropy literature on giving-related traits, motives, and behaviors. It will include readings from developmental, biological / neuro, personality, social, cross-cultural, and health philanthropy. Students will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the philanthropy of giving time, money, and care to others.
Because of the applied nature of much of the research discussed in the class, students will develop an understanding of empirical research methods and different interpretations of various methods (e.g. correlational versus longitudinal versus experimental). This course will also help them to be comfortable in designing empirical research towards philanthropy development. The course will facilitate student groups to develop empirical research projects towards philanthropy development.
Mode of Teaching: Synchronous/Asynchronous
Type: Lecture and Discussion
- Develop and practice critical thinking skills.
- Develop and practice the ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information.
- Increase exposure to and comprehension of published empirical research.
- Give a broad overview of research on philanthropy development of various types of giving behaviors.
- Increase comfort and skill with verbal presentations and designs of empirical research.
Dr. Yuan Tian received her master and doctoral degrees from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, which is the top academic program of philanthropic studies. Her research focuses on a variety of philanthropic development including corporate social responsibility, charitable giving, volunteering and informal helping. Her research has been published in many high-quality academic journals. She also has rich experience in teaching both philanthropy and research methodology.
- Attendance: 30%;
- Group presentation: 60%;
- Final program summary: 10%
Yuan Tian: firstname.lastname@example.orgTianqi Zhou: email@example.com