Educators - Start accrediting your students for
solving real world problems
Date: 28 April, 2016, 10.00-13.00PM
Location: Council Room, Main Quadrangle, UCC
UCC, Campus Engage and Science Foundation Ireland have come together to offer higher education staff a 3 hour workshop on how to incorporate accredited community based learning and research process into any curriculum.
Community-based learning 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 and reflecting on a learning experience in partnership with a community-based 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.
9.45-10.00am: Registration, tea/ coffee & pastry (this provision will be made available throughout the workshop)
10.10-10.20am: Opening remarks from Prof. Michael Murphy, President, UCC
- Rationale & introduction to community engagement & community-based learning
- Case studies
- An introduction to adapting your curriculum to incorporate CBR/CBL
- An introduction to learning outcomes
- An introduction to designing assessment.
13.00- 14.00pm: Lunch
These kickstart workshops are delivered by expert practitioners in collaboration with civic and community partners. Case studies and step by step plans will be provided.
*Please note this event is open to a number of Irish universities with very limited places so book online now!
Target audience: academic staff from life, natural sciences; humanities; engineering & technology; academic staff, admin 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. (2015-2016 over 350 staff completed this Programme).
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions about the Participate Programme, contact the Campus Engage National Co-ordinator, Kate Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org