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

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 …






As an institutional practice, WIL provides an established framework grounded in learning theory to support students’ learning in and through workplace settings.

What is Work-Integrated Learning?

by Julia Bleakney Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) is a well-theorized pedagogical practice that facilitates students’ learning through connecting or integrating experiences across academic and workplace contexts (Billett, 2009). Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario’s 2016 Practical Guide for Work-Integrated Learning offers …



“No one talked to me about what it would be like to navigate a foreign country as a racial minority, as a woman of color.”

“Where are you from?”: Studying Abroad while at the Intersections between an American and Racial Minority Status

by Buffie Longmire-Avital In my previous blog, I discussed the common barriers students (including my collegiate self) encounter when considering a study abroad experience. Although, there is a growing discourse around the effective steps to address these barriers, discussion about …