Youth Academy Galway

In 2012, NUI Galway piloted the Youth Academy following an award of funding from the Bright Ideas Innovation Fund by the Vice President for Innovation and Performance. The Youth Academy is loosely based on the Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth, based in Baltimore USA.

Building Engagement and Asspirations through Mentoring in Schools

The Building Engagement and Aspirations through Mentoring in Schools (BEAMS) program was designed to address the identified needs of students from low socio- economic status backgrounds in Austrailia. The Program places university students mentors as role models into schools to help young students build aspirations in students while informing them of the opportunities and support that is available to them in Australia to overcome their economic and social boundaries

Building Capacity and Enhancing Quality Through Participatory Research

This community-based research initiative looks at How best to involve clients more meaningfully in the development of service provision. The overall goals of the partnership between NUIG and COPE were to:

Enable COPE Galway to use research to enhance the quality of services provision

Provide staff with an introduction to participatory research skills for use in their practice

Empower clients to make informed choices to influence service provision

Enable staff, clients and researchers to engage more effectively, positively and proactively

Youth Economic Particpation Initiative: Mobilizing Universities to Address the Youth Unemployement Crisis

Brief introduction;

The Youth Economic Parcipaton Initiatve responds to the universal gap between the realiFes of the job market, the ability of university-­‐educated youth to successfully parFcipate in the economy, and emerging definiFons of civic engagement as it relates to employment, vocaFonalism and leadership development. Understanding that universiFes hold an important responsibility to address these issues, YEPI aims to apply the extensive experFse and collaboraFon of university civic engagement programs to tackle the youth unemployment crisis.

An emergent model - Research, Knowledge Mobilization to Policy Impact

This example from the University of Albertais provides an integrated model of knowledge mobilization, that effectively connects research to public policy, via learning and education programmes in Canada. It considers research to knowledge mobilization and knowledge mobilization to inform political decisions - and ultimatley impacting community wellbeing.

Thematic Strategies for Didactic Methods: University of Cincinnati Niehoff Urban Stuio

In response to the challenges of teaching an interdisciplinary course, several current pedagogical strategies can be helpful for faculty members: teaching collaboration skills (Communication, decision-making, and conflict resolution), draw projects based on examples of all involved disciplines, engage students in reflection exercises and others.

Shared Learning in Our Community; The Creation of New Knowledge with our Non-Profit Partners

This poster describes the Drexel University and Inside-Out International Prison Exchange Program, where both institutions have come together to pilot the first ever extension of the traditional Prison Exchange Model. Drexel has developed courses that are conducted in alternative learning environments, bringing students from the community together with traditional college students for a chance to learn together as colleagues.

Intergrating Community Services in Undergraduate Studies at San Jorge University

This poster was produced by the Multidisciplinary Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (MITLHE) Research Group at the San Jorge University, to explain the process of adaptation to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) as an opportunity to promote a deep reflection of the meaning of what a university is and what it contributes to citizenship education, through service learning.

Formative Research and Service Learning

This poster considers formative research; how it develops, and how research outcomes can make a difference for the community. 


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