You are invited to be part of a special event examining what Service Learning and the Sciences looks like in Australia.

Featuring a Keynote presentation by Professor Deborah Boege-Tobin of the University of Alaska, and joined by video link by colleagues from Cornell University in the US, this session involves a transdisciplinary panel of science experts. Researchers from Cornell University, Griffith University and the University of Queensland will delve into discussions on the rapidly expanding area of Service Learning and the Sciences within Australia.

Attendees will have a chance to engage in interactive conversations between specialists in Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences, Marine Biology, Biomedicine, Environmental Science, and Aviation & Engineering, highlighting how Service Learning provides disparate science disciplines with the opportunity to engage in impactful community engagement and research.

This event is presented by Service Learning, as part of 2019 Celebrating Learning and Teaching.

Keynote address
Prof Boege-Tobin will talk about the importance and impact of community engagement and share her experience delivering a Service Learning Program at the University of Alaska. In The Semester by the Bay program students not only engage with partners to thoroughly learn the techniques and equipment required for undertaking real scientific research, but also hone their scientific communication skills by presenting their projects to the greater community. Prof Boege-Tobin’s experiential education framework with trained critical examination, the building of skill sets, and reflection will be discussed as a meaningful way to enhance pedagogy.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 28 May, 2019
Time:  10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Venue:  Central Theatres, Lecture Theatre 2 1.02 (N18), Nathan campus

How to register

Log in to the Staff portal > Key Services > My Staff Page > Training and Online Resources > Face2Face Training > Search by Course Number. Enter the Course Number G13030 > View Available Sessions > Click on the session number and register.