Service Learning / Community Engaged Learning Forum
Student Community Engagement colleagues from across the UK are invited to Nottingham Trent University (NTU) for the Service Learning/ Community Engaged Learning Forum on 6th and 20th May 2020.
- From: Wednesday 6 May 2020, 1.30 pm
- To: Wednesday 6 May 2020, 3.30 pm
- Location: These are online events - details to follow,
- Booking deadline: Monday 4 May 2020, 6.00 pm
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Please note that this is an event of two halves - event one takes place on 6th May and event two on 20th May.
Registering using the link will register you for BOTH events, which will take place online. Full agendas and joining instructions will be sent to all registered participants in due course.
Student Community Engagement colleagues from across the UK are invited to Nottingham Trent University (NTU) for the Service Learning/ Community Engaged Learning Forum on 6th and 20th May 2020. The forum is facilitated by Trent Institute for Learning & Teaching (TILT) and jointly curated by NTU, King’s College London, University College London and De Montfort University.
These free events are an opportunity to put the UK on the global map of Service Learning/Community Engaged Learning and for UK experts and scholars to establish the first UK wide network.
Who should attend:
- University academic colleagues from across the UK who are involved in Service Learning/Community Engaged Learning
- Public engagement or student volunteering colleagues who are involved in SL/CEL activity as described below
- Other HE colleagues who are interested or are involved in SL/CEL activity as described below
What is Service Learning/Community Engaged Learning
‘Service-learning (sometimes referred to as community based or community engaged learning) is a pedagogical approach that integrates meaningful community service or engagement into the curriculum and offers students academic credit for the learning that derives from active engagement within the community and work on a real world problem. Reflection and experiential learning strategies underpin the learning process and the service is linked to the academic discipline.’ EOSLHE
Event One: Establishing the first UK wide network for Service Learning / Community Engaged Learning
6th May 2020, 1.30-3.30pm
We will kick start the conversation to establish the first UK wide network for Service Learning/ Community Engaged Learning.
A survey carried out by the European Observatory on Service Learning in Higher Education (2019) found that out of 27 nations captured, the UK is the only one without a national or regional network: You can read the report here.
This network will raise the profile and credibility of this work; articulate and share our expertise; develop practice and scholarship through shared projects, exchanges, research and teaching.
Event Two: The Global Research Agenda for Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE project)
20th May 2020, 1.30-3.30pm
This session will form part of an international project to gather evidence facilitated by IARSLCE (International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement) coordinated by Andy Furco, University of Minnesota (unfortunately Andy won’t be able to join us but is excited about the UK’s contribution to this landmark study). This project aims to generate the agenda for advancing the study of Service Learning and Community Engagement. The results will be presented at the IARSLCE Annual Conference in November 2020 in Minnesota, and attendees will be named as contributors to the research in the final report.
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Please note that registering using the link will register you for both events:
- 6th May 2020, 1.30-3.30pm
- 20th May 2020, 1.30-3.30pm