Community-Engaged Learning in French: Creating Student Preparation Modules
Supervisor: Prof. Corinne Beauquis
Scholars will create student preparation modules (videos, booklets, website content, etc.) to support a new UTSC French community-engaged learning course offered in collaboration with Francophone community partners in the GTA. Tasks will include researching other institutions’ levels of student training for their own community-engaged learning courses; preparing a questionnaire to assess our partners’ needs and expectations; interacting with our partners; producing guidelines and materials for the modules; and creating the modules. Some training will be provided in French professional communication. Applicants should have strong oral and written communication skills in French (ongoing B2 level of the CEFR) as communication will take place in French. Students with the following interests are encouraged to apply: community-engaged learning and research, work-integrated learning, co-op, and/or digital skills (to create engaging online presentations and possibly a website).
Community-engaged learning is one of several terms used in English to describe academic programs and forms of experiential learning where students contribute to their community by participating in academic-approved community service placements related to course learning objectives. Other terms include:
En français, le terme apprentissage par l’engagement communautaire (AEC) est une méthode d’enseignement qui crée des liens entre l’apprentissage scolaire et service à la communauté. Les chercheurs dans ce domaine utiliseront également:
The Education Resources Information Center database provides access to scholarly and trade journals in the field of education, and also has broad coverage of grey literature from a variety of sources, including reports, technical papers, dissertations and theses, and conference proceedings.
Adapted from the guide Experiential Learning, by Sarah Fedko.
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