DIT to host Networking Meeting of Irish Community-Engaged Researchers

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29th March 2011

The International Association for Service-learning and Community Engagement and the Higher Education Policy Research Unit at DIT’s Centre for Social and Educational Research are hosting a Networking Meeting of Irish Community-Engaged Researchers.

Date: Wednesday 30 March,

Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Lunch Provided 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM)

Venue: Room G6, 40-45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin Institute of Technology

Theme: The theme for the meeting will be Community-Engaged Research and Scholarship – What does community-engaged research and scholarship look like? What questions are being asked and to what end? Who is doing community-engaged research? What methodologies are being used? How are you experiencing support for your community-engaged research and scholarship? Where are you finding outlets for publication and dissemination of your work? How does your work ‘count’ – in the academy and in the community?

Who should attend? - Scholars and researchers (both inside and outside of higher education) who are interested in examining their work as researchers in the community and with institutions of higher education.

Facilitators/Speakers:

  1. Maria Avila, Director of the Center for Community-Based Learning, Occidental College, California.
  2. Josephine Boland, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  3. Ellen Hazelkorn, Director of Research and Enterprise, Dean of the Graduate Research School and head of the Higher Education Policy Research Unit - DIT.
  4. Trae Stewart, Chair of the International Association for Service-learning and Community Engagement and Associate Professor, University of Central Florida (via video).

For more information, please contact Dr. Elaine Ward elainecward@yahoo.com, and RSVP to siobhan.gavin@dit.ie.

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