Five Disctinctive Components of Global SL: Framing a Research Agenda

Posted by International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement on April 27, 2015

IARSLCE is pleased to announce the second webinar in the Advancing Research Webinar Series. These webinars are free but space is limited. Please click here to reserve your space. A weblink will be provided via email the day before the webinar.

Five Disctinctive Components of GSL: Framing a Research Agenda

presented by Eric Hartman and Richard Kiely

May 19, 2015

12 Noon CDT

During this webinar, presenters Dr. Eric Hartman and Dr. Richard Kiely will share their understanding of the distinctive characteristics of the field of global service-learning, clarify the theoretical roots of these distinctive characteristics, and share reflection regarding promising opportunities for current and future research. This webinar will draw on the presenters’ considerable research, facilitation, and field-building specific to global service-learning. Hartman and Kiely have led pre-conference sessions on global service-learning for IARSLCE annually since 2011, recently served as guest co-editors for the first and second (current) Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning special sections on global service-learning, and co-founded the field-gathering website, Independently, together, and with other co-authors, they have authored more than 20 articles and chapters on global service-learning, including pieces focusing both on community development and student learning. Ample space for dialogue and discussion on the field of global service-learning will be part of the webinar.

Dr. Eric Hartman is an Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University. His development and publication of strategies for community-engaged global learning and ethical partnership across cultures contributed to his receipt of the 2013 Emerging Scholar Award from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. His publications on global service-learning, global citizenship, and fair trade learning have spanned edited volumes, peer-reviewed journals in service-learning and international development, and popular and trade magazines such asInternational Educator. As Executive Director of Amizade Global Service-Learning (2007-10), he advanced community-driven development in more than a dozen communities around the world. He was selected as the recipient of: the Cabot Dissertation Award for Commitment to a Just Society, The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs 4 Under 40 Impact Prize, and as a representative of the United States in the State Department-Funded Water Here & There International Fellows Exchange Program with China. He serves as Editor and Co-founder of

Richard Kiely currently serves as the Director of the Center for Engaged Learning + Research at Cornell University. In 2002, he received his PhD from Cornell University, and in 2005 was recognized nationally as a John Glenn Scholar in Service-Learning for his longitudinal research that led to the development of a transformative global service-learning model. In his current role as Director of Engaged Learning + Research, he provides support, guidance, resources, coursework and professional development opportunities for faculty, students and community members who are interested in community engaged learning and research. He continues to be an active scholar in the area of service-learning and community engagement in higher education and is the co-founder of, a field-building website and resource for service-learning scholars and practitioners. He is currently working on a co-authored book (forthcoming Stylus), Building a Better World: The Pedagogy and Practice of Global Service-Learning.

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