Service Learning / Community Engaged Learning Forum
Student Community Engagement colleagues from across the UK are invited to Nottingham Trent University (NTU) for the Student Community and Engagement Forum on 8 April 2020.
- From: Wednesday 8 April 2020, 10 am
- To: Wednesday 8 April 2020, 4 pm
- Location: Goldsmith Learning and Teaching Building, City Campus,
- Booking deadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020, 12.00 am
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Update 18th March 2020 - this event has now been cancelled.
What is it?
University colleagues from across the UK are invited to Nottingham Trent University (NTU) for the Service Learning/Community Engaged Learning Forum on 8 April 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.
What is the purpose?
This free event is 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
Part 1: Establishing the first UK wide network for Service Learning / Community Engaged Learning
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.
Break: Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Part 2: The Global Research Agenda for Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE project)
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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Click here for information on how to travel to NTU's City Campus. Please note that the Goldsmith Building is referred to as the Music Centre on this map.