9,30 - 10,00 OPENING SESSION

Vladimír Hiadlovský, rector of Matej Bel University, Slovakia

Pilar Aramburuzabala, president of European Association of Service Learning in Higher Education

Luz Avruj, Latin American Center for Solidarity Service-Learning

Edina Malkic, director of International Association "Interactive Open Schools" MIOS Bosnia & Herzegovina, representing Service-Learning Network of Central and Eastern Europe

10,00 - 11,00 PLENARY LECTURE: STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING THE ENGAGED UNIVERSITY

Andrew Furco

Associate Vice President for Public Engagement

University of Minnesota, U.S.A.

Most universities can point to many community engagement programs and projects taking place on their campuses.  However, there is a difference between a university with community engagement programs and an “engaged university”.  In this session, we examine what the research tells us regarding the critical elements that are essential for building the engaged university. We explore the policies, infrastructure, culture, and leadership that are needed to move an institution from being a university with community engagement projects to becoming a fully engaged university. We also discuss the important and critical role that service-learning plays in creating the pathway for institutions of higher education to become engaged universities.  

11,30 - 12,30 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: SERVICE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE – SHARED EXPERIENCES FROM THE SLIHE PROJECT

 Representatives of the universities participated in the SLIHE project

 The panel discussion aim is to present outputs of the Easrmus+ project Service-learning in Higher Education – fostering the third mission of universities and civic engagement of students. Representatives of participated universities will also share experiences from the project implementation.   

14,00 - 15,00 PLENARY LECTURE: STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING THE ENGAGED UNIVERSITY – PERSPECTIVES FROM EUROPE AND IRELAND

Dr. Lorraine McIlrath

Community Knowledge Initiative, Campus Engage and the Talloires Network

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

This keynote address will explore the rationale for implementing civic engagement at the National University of Ireland, Galway and from perspectives into three other European case studies, namely England, Croatia and the Belgium stemming from qualitative research. This keynote address aims to highlight how history, culture and context play a fundament role in terms of creating more nuanced approaches to the engaged university.  It will also make the case that implementation of a pedagogy of engagement is a highly localised process and involves a paradigm shift in student learning, academic practice, research practice and in the strategic direction for the institution.  However, it will also point to some common trends in terms of strategically embedding a culture of engagement including the development of a community of practice approach (Wenger, 1998), the pivotal nature of formal and informal policies and committed leadership, to mention just three.  This presentation is informed by ongoing qualitative research and professional self-reflection as a ‘Campus Cartographer’ (McIlrath, 2019) on the process of developing engaged and enduring relationships with the community through service learning to realise the engaged university.

15,30 - 17,00 PARALLEL WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATION, SYMPOSIA

presentations  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Gabriella Civico (Belgium)

Cross Border Service Learning

 

Fiora Biagi (Italy), Lavinia Bracci (Italy)

„The EUFICCS (European Use of Full-Immersion, Culture, Content and Service) Curriculum: Reflective Writing Syllabus for the acquisition of Competences for Democratic Culture (RFCDC) in International Service-Learning Programmes“

 

Wim Gabriels (Belgium)

Community Engagement for International Students

 

Anne Warren-Perkinson (Ireland)

Something Old, Something New and Something Borrowed; A Marriage of Content and Structure in Models of Implementation for Community Engaged Learning

 

 

 

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Ana Cayuela (Spain), Marta Alonso (Spain), Carlos Ballesteros (Spain), Pilar Aramburuzabala (Spain)

Mapping Service-Learning in European Higher Education

Katharina Resch (Austria), Gabriel Dima (Romania)

ENGAGE STUDENTS - Promoting Social Responsibility of Students by Embedding Service Learning into Education Curricula

 

Joana Padrão (Portugal), Anabela Moura (Portugal), Nives Mikelic Preradovic (Croatia)

Rural 3.0: SL projects results from Portugal and Croatia

 

 

 

Workshop

Luz Avruj (Argentina)

Networking in service-learning: weaving networks in the community and among colleagues

 

 

 

Workshop (SLIHE)

Alina Simona Rusu (Romania), Carmen Costea-Barlutiu (Romania)

Ideas of critical reflection practices in Service-Learning: Facilitation of civic engagement of students

 

 

 

Symposia (SLIHE)

Thomas Sporer (Germany), Tanja Kohn (Germany), Susanne Freund (Germany), Judith Prantl (Germany)

On the way to be(come) an Engaged University: A Case Study from Third Mission Strategy to implementation with formative evaluation