UCC, Science Foundation Ireland and Campus Engage Workshop for Educators


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)

10.00-10.05am: Welcome 

10.10-10.20am: Opening remarks from Prof. Michael Murphy, President, UCC

10.20-13.00pm: Workshop:

  • 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.

Why attend?

  • 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 kate.morris@iua.ie

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Campus Engage

Event Date: 

10 - 13