Community engaged learning combines community partnerships with academic instruction and critical reflection to create a rich and deep learning experience for students as they transform communities and come to understand what civic and social responsibility means in the 21st century.
At the same time, the program places you in community settings as a required element of academic courses or a voluntary co-curricular placement where you will work with others to address a community-identified need. These settings are our classrooms.
Students learn how to:
- navigate complex community histories and contexts
- recognize the importance of equity and diversity
- collaborate with community partners
- explore your own personal values in relation to social justice
Students progress through the program participating in sustained partnerships, such as those with local K-12 schools, environmental organizations, and non-profits dedicated to working with marginalized groups.
The Community Engaged Learning program works closely with R-PEACE, a centre for engaged learning based in Sackville, NB.