Wednesday, 17 May 2017

FW: Registration Open: Engaged Learning Conference 6-7 July, University of Sheffield

 

 

Reconnecting through Engaged Learning and Scholarship: Impact, Frameworks, and Practice

Conference, 6-7 July 2017, University of Sheffield, U.K

Keynote speaker: Professor Mike Neary (University of Lincoln) 

"…our great universities simply cannot afford to remain islands of affluence, self-importance, and horticultural beauty in seas of squalor, violence, and despair. With the schools of medicine, law and education and their public policy programs, universities surely can help out our cities and perhaps - perhaps - even our nation back together."

-          Ira Harkavy

Engaged learning and teaching can be understood as combining (inter)disciplinary knowledge with opportunities for students to learn with and from external partners, 'real-world' challenges, and experiences outside universities. At a time of political and societal change, what is the role of engaged learning and its related forms of educational practice, including service learning, authentic learning, and civic engagement in connecting with communities?

This event aims to share frameworks, projects and experiences through which engaged learning can be approached, practised, and theorised. 

The draft programme is now available here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/als/current/engaged/conference

The conference is FREE to attend and open to internal and external delegates - sign up here.

We hope to see you in July.  

Kim

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Dr Kimberley Marwood

0114 222 1351

The University of Sheffield

Project Officer, Projects and Development | Academic and Learning Services (Monday, Wednesday PM, Thursday)

Lead Co-ordinator - Public Value | Corporate Communications (Tuesday, Wednesday AM, Friday)

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