Call for Proposals: Service Learning and Adult Education

Posted by on April 15, 2005

On October 22nd, 2005 DePaul University in Chicago will host a symposium on service learning and adult education. The symposium will invite participants to consider the relationship between two trends in higher education. Universities have promoted civic engagement by developing service learning programs. At the same time, the number of non-traditional students enrolled in college continues to grow. Yet, few scholars and practitioners have studied how adult students
experience service learning. The symposium aims to:

-Facilitate a scholarly conversation that examines the distinctive dynamics of service learning for nontraditional students by exploring topics such as the role of adult development, race and class identity, previous experience, professionalism, etc.

-Improve practice through sharing teaching methods developed by university faculty, students and community organizations that foster critical reflection, transformative learning, and encourage sustained engagement with community.

If you are interested in participating in the Symposium, please visit the website for the Call for Proposals and Brochure. Proposals are due April 30, 2005. For more information, please send an inquiry to adultservi[email protected] or you can also visit our website at:

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