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Engaged Learning Conference

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Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, July 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

Location: University of Sheffield

Reconnecting through Engaged Learning and Scholarship: Impact, Frameworks, and Practice

Keynote speaker: Professor Mike Neary (University of Lincoln) 

“…our great universities simply cannot afford to remain islands of affluence, self-importance, and horticultural beauty in seas of squalor, violence, and despair. With the schools of medicine, law and education and their public policy programs, universities surely can help out our cities and perhaps - perhaps - even our nation back together."

-          Ira Harkavy

Engaged learning and teaching can be understood as combining (inter)disciplinary knowledge with opportunities for students to learn with and from external partners, ‘real-world’ challenges, and experiences outside universities. At a time of political and societal change, what is the role of engaged learning and its related forms of educational practice, including service learning, authentic learning, and civic engagement in connecting with communities?

This event aims to share frameworks, projects and experiences through which engaged learning can be approached, practised, and theorised. 

The draft programme is now available here.