Community-based Learning (CBL) at DIT

Over 1,100 students were involved in community-based learning and community-based research activities across DIT in 2012/13, on 49 programmes, supervised by over 60 academic staff. These projects involved a wide range of disciplines and activities, from process-based projects such as tutoring children in schools to research-driven projects such as developing a tailgating sensor for motor vehicles. They range from undergraduate to PhD level projects. All these projects are accredited, curriculum-based, and collaboratively designed between underserved community partners and DIT lecturers and students, for mutual benefit. This work is supported by DIT's Programme for Students Learning With Communities. Contact slwc[at]dit.ie for more information, or see www.communitylinks.ie/slwc/projects for case studies of projects.

CBL specific Information for staff

Staff starting or continuing to run community-based projects are offered a range of advice and supports by the Programme for Students Learning With Communities, which can be contacted at slwc[at]dit.ie. Or see http://www.communitylinks.ie/slwc/information-for-lecturers-project-co-ordinators/

CBL specific Information for students

Students wishing to work with communities for their major projects/theses are advised to contact the Programme for Students Learning With Communities, at slwc[at]dit.ie. Or see www.communitylinks.ie/slwc/information-for-students/

CBL specific Information for community

Community partners wishing to work with DIT staff and students on projects or research should contact the Programme for Students Learning With Communities, at slwc[at]dit.ie. Or see www.communitylinks.ie/slwc/information-for-communities/

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