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Connecting Communities and Curriculum

May 2013

On May 30th, academic staff, students and community partners came together to celebrate the integration of community needs into the curriculum. Instances of service-learning in eight disciplines and all faculties were celebrated in a poster showcase launched by the College Registrar in the Innovation Academy of Trinity College Dublin.

In Trinity College it is our mission to, through our research and teaching, ‘engage students and society in the quest for knowledge, seeking to achieve excellence in all we do, and responding with creativity and imagination to the challenges and opportunities of a shared future.’ (Trinity College Dublin Strategic Plan 2009-2014.) One of the ways in which we do this is through the integration of service-learning into the curriculum.

Service-learning is a course-based, credit-bearing educational experience in which students a) participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs, and b) reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of personal values and civic responsibility." (Bringle & Hatcher 1995)

The posters, which can be downloaded below, showcased the following modules:

Last updated 30 May 2013 Civic Engagement (Email).