Doing service-learning well isn’t always easy, and doing service-learning poorly risks reinforcing students’ stereotypes and biases. What can facilitators do to ensure service-learning is appropriately challenging, reflective, partnered, and contextualized?

Feminist Community Engagement

November 12, 2019No Comments

by Sophia Abbot The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) lists service-learning or community-based learning among 11 high impact practices in education, and it’s not difficult to see why. The praxis (theory, practice, reflection) of service-learning promotes students’ deep …

The Intersectional Context of Black Women Studying Abroad

November 5, 2019No Comments

by Buffie Longmire-Avital In considering the intersectional context of Black women studying abroad, Willis (2015) channels Maya Angelou who writes that the Black woman exists in a “tripartite crossfire of masculine privilege, white illogical hate, and Black lack of power.” …

The Design Thinking Studio in Social Innovation

October 30, 2019No Comments

by Phillip Motley In the spring semester of 2017, four faculty members and fourteen students at Elon University embarked on an immersive semester exploration of using design thinking tools and processes to address social challenges in the community surrounding the …

As we’ve worked with authors and editors in both Center for Engaged Learning book series, we’ve identified frequently asked questions about publishing books. This post offers a general overview of the process.

What’s the process for publishing a (SoTL) book?

October 25, 2019No Comments

by Jessie L. Moore The Center for Engaged Learning produces two book series on engaged learning and teaching – one in partnership with Stylus Publishing and one that’s open access and supports books that experiment with genre or medium in …

2020 Conference on Engaged Learning – Call for Proposals

October 7, 2019No Comments

June 21-22, 2020 | Elon University, North Carolina The annual Conference on Engaged Learning showcases cutting-edge research on engaged learning. Each annual conference features multi-institutional research from a specific Center for Engaged Learning research seminar, invites research updates from past seminar …