Community-Based Learning Fundamentals

Facilitator: Paul Valdez, Associate Director, Center for Public Impact

This workshop is for faculty and staff who would like to learn the basics of integrating community-based learning (also known as service-learning) pedagogy into their course or program and how to identify and establish a relationship with a community partner. This workshop will provide examples of different levels of community-based learning involvement for courses in diverse topics and disciplines, as well as a variety of models of campus-community partnerships.

Workshop goals and learning objectives include:

  • To define and clarify working definitions of community-based learning and other terms associated with this pedagogical practice.
  • To increase awareness of community-based learning pedagogy.
  • To train faculty and staff in best practices of reflection, community partnerships, and civic learning outcomes.
  • To learn about how the Center for Public Impact can support community-based learning.
  • To share examples of BGSU community-based learning courses and programs.
  • To share resources for the effective design and implementation of community-based resources including sample syllabi, community partnership agreements, reflection models, civic learning outcomes, and professional development opportunities.

Categories: Support and Engagement.

Please indicate if you need special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications to participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services by email at access@bgsu.edu or by phone at 419-372-8495. Please notify us prior to the event. 

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