Monday March 14th from 10.00am- 13.00pm (GMT). ALE Room H2.40, O’Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin, Dublin 4
UCD, Campus Engage and Science Foundation Ireland have come together to offer higher education staff and community organisations a workshop on how to incorporate accredited community–based learning and research into any curriculum.
Community-based learning/research is a form of experiential education with a community/public engagement underpinning. Students gain academic credit for a project or piece of research they derive from engaging with a community organisation. This allows students to explore ‘real life’ problem solving, their future role as a professional, and how they can contribute to address Irish, EU, and international social challenges.
Kick start workshops are delivered in collaboration with community partners Age Action Ireland, Enable Ireland, the Centre for Universal Design, Saint John of Gods, and others. This workshop showcases examples of successful Irish student accredited projects including client-led web apps for children with disabilities, to new product development for older people, and road safety. *Please note this event is open to a number of Irish universities with very limited places so book online now by clicking HERE
Target audience: academic staff from social, life and natural sciences; humanities; engineering & technology; academic staff, and management.
- Network with a community partner to open up new learning and research project ideas, interdisciplinary funding opportunities, or publication ideas.
- Walk away with tools to develop learning outcomes, assessment techniques, learning agreements, process guides, and case studies of successful projects.
- Become part of a national network of community-based teaching and learning practitioners. (Between March-August 2015 over 300 staff signed up to this Programme).