Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning:The Significance of Community Engagement for Student Learning

Event Type: 
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
Event Date: 
April 29, 2015 - April 30, 2015
Event Time: 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning

The Significance of Community Engagement for Student Learning

April 29 and 30, 2015

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building

For more information on the 2015 Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning please visits the conference page: http://www.dal.ca/dept/clt/events-news/DCUTL.html

Deadline to apply is February 1, 2015

Community-engaged learning can be defined along a broad spectrum of work-integrated learning and internship/practicum/co-op education through to community service learning, whether local or global. Everyone involved in community-engaged learning is impacted when students, faculty and community come together to support teaching and learning processes, in with and for community. Our hope is to spark conversation and to facilitate the sharing of evidence-based practices and authentic experiences so we can learn from one another about the myriad possibilities and partnerships that can enrich and deepen student learning.

We invite proposals for papers, workshops, panels, and interactive sessions.  Individual submissions are welcome.  Joint submissions involving community organizations, practitioners, faculty, staff and students, are highly encouraged.

The Conference theme invites contributions that may focus on, but are not exclusively limited to:

  • frameworks for understanding, conceptualizing and implementing community-engaged learning(How do we understand, conceptualize and implement community-engaged learning, whether curricular or co-curricular, long- or short-term, individual or group placements, local or global/cross-cultural?)
  • addressing goals of community organizations (private, public, non-profit) through community-engaged learning (Can organizational goals be supported by students’ learning in the community? If so, how? What is the impact on partner organizations?) 
  • impact of community-engaged learning on student learning(What learning do students gain from community-engaged experience including cognitive development, professional skills, world view/social justice, citizenship, self knowledge/reflective opportunities and research? How do they bring their learning back to the classroom/university?)
  • assessment and evaluation of community-engaged learning(How do we assess students’ learning in, with and for community? How do we evaluate our program effectiveness?)

Session Formats

Interested individuals are invited to submit proposals for 50-minute sessions that may be offered in a number of different formats, including:

  • Interactive Presentations
  • Interactive Panels
  • Workshops
  • Discussion


Dalhousie University is delighted to welcome Dr. Carl Amrhein as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Carl Amrhein, MCIP, RPP

Official Administrator, Alberta Health Services and 

Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. Amrhein served as Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at the University of Alberta from 2003 to 2014. Dr. Amrhein came to the University of Alberta following his 17 years at the University of Toronto.


2-Day External: $200

1-Day External: $150

Group Rate - 2-day (5 or more from the same institution):  $175                                                                                                                                                            

Student:  $60