The upcoming Community as Classroom will aim to instruct teachers on how to better prepare students in their approach to “wicked” problems.

The event, titled “Community-based Teaching in a Wicked World: Preparing Students for Messy Inquiry,” will tackle “wicked” issues defined as dynamically complex and interdependent with no clear solution.

Danielle Lake, assistant professor of liberal studies, and Anna Sluka, member of various organizations against poverty, will speak at the lecture.

Sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on March 20 inside the University Club at the DeVos Center, located on the Grand Valley State University Pew campus in Grand Rapids.