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About this Masterclass

While much has been said (often negatively) about the Millennial student and worker, research has shown that as a group they are high-achieving, have a strong desire for ongoing personal and professional development, and tend to be seriously invested in making a marked sustainable impact on society and in the communities in which they live and work. One avenue to better engage Millennial students is through the use of community-engaged experiential learning (or service-learning) pedagogy in the classroom and projects in the community. While service-learning is not a new phenomenon, this “civically-engaged” experiential learning pedagogy has increased in popularity and usage in educational settings in recent years. Additionally, community-engaged experiential learning can be utilized to provide meaningful community-service opportunities that simultaneously teach civic responsibility and encourage life-long civic engagement, while also providing opportunities for significant real-life, hands-on learning of important skills and vital social understanding for Millennial students.

Benefits of attending

This presentation will help you answer the following questions:

  • What is service-learning and how do I know if service-learning activities are right for my curriculum?
  • What are the common service-learning models and how can they be adapted to be effectively utilized in my specific course?
  • What are the educational, professional development, and other student outcomes of using service-learning activities in my course?
  • How can the successes of my service-learning efforts be effectively assessed?
  • What are some examples of effective service-learning efforts across different academic disciplines?


Associate Professor Jonathan Westover

About ITaLI Teaching Masterclass Series

The ITaLI Teaching Masterclass Series provides a venue for inspirational and successful teachers to share effective approaches and best practices for teaching. Each Masterclass aims to assist attendees in learning tangible, practical skills that help them build on their existing expertise to excel in teaching for 21st-century students. If you have any suggestions or feedback on how we can improve the series, please contact us using this feedback form or email Dr Hassan Khosravi.

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