Education for Connection and Purpose: Exploring the Values, Principles and Models of Community Engaged Learning

Series: CTLT Institute

Event Date & Time

  • August 21, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description

In this workshop, we will introduce Community Engaged Learning, an experiential learning pedagogy where students have an opportunity to apply their academic earning within or in close collaboration with a community context, emphasizing mutual benefit, civic engagement and all parties sharing in the teaching and learning process. We will explore the values and principles necessary to bring to enter into this work and explore various models and methods appropriate for a range of disciplines and student year level. Participants will hear from a community engaged scholar who will present a case study that will provide context and insight into how to work with partners and how they brought the values and principles to life.

We will have several facilitated conversations and hands-on activities that will give participants the chance to test out and apply the principles to the various tensions and ethical dilemmas that can often occur in this work between faculty, community and students. The session will finish with a Question and Answer period and resource take-aways that include a range of tools, resources, and how to access consultation support to effectively bring community engaged learning approaches into the classroom.

At the end of the session, you will be able to:
– Appreciate the values and principles of Community Engaged Learning
– Better understand the various models of Community Engaged Learning
– Identify resources and support available for integrating Community Engaged Learning
– Feel more connected to a network of community engaged learning practitioners


  • Kyle Nelson – Community Engagement Officer, Centre for Community Engaged Learning
  • Neila Miled – Sessional Lecturer, Liu Scholar, PSI Scholar, and PhD Candidate, Centre for Culture, Identify and Education