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Students as Co-Creators of SLCE

We have to keep striving, not only towards fulfilling the hope that all students will become active citizens, but the intention that they will be active citizens, that they will be committed to changing their own lives and the lives of those…

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Engaged Education: Not For Undergraduates Only

A decade ago, research suggested that, when it came to graduate education, colleges and universities focused more on disciplinary knowledge than civic engagement, despite the emphasis on the latter at the undergraduate level (Stanton & Wagner, 2006). Graduate students in…

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SLCE Scholarship: Broadening the Who, the Where, and the What

Throughout these blog posts we use the term “practitioner-scholar” to refer to anyone who partners in SLCE with a spirit of inquiry; connects their practice, learning, and curiosity with others; and thereby advances knowledge and practice. “Practice” in SLCE includes…

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Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the Center for Engaged Learning Symposium on Integrating Global Learning with the University Experience: Higher-Impact Study Abroad and Off-Campus Domestic Study. The symposium, which will be held June 11-12, 2017, at Elon University features a keynote…

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Civic Learning

by Stephanie T. Stokamer & Patti H. Clayton Perhaps most fundamentally, the raison d’etre for service-learning and community engagement (SLCE)—the upshot of the range of answers to the “why SLCE” question explored in the second blog post—is civic learning. Consensus…

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“And the work continues…”: Studying Study Away

by Nina Namaste Summer Two of the Center’s 2015-2017 research seminar on Integrating Global Learning with the University Experience: Higher-Impact Study Abroad and Off-Campus Domestic Study  offered participants the time, place, and space to reconvene after a year of data collection….

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Why Service-Learning and Community Engagement?

What is behind the not-uncommon question “Why service-learning and community engagement (SLCE)?” Are the questioners wondering “Why should the academy invest in this?” … “Why should I consider teaching in this unfamiliar way?” … “Why isn’t community service sufficient?” Are…