September 23-25, 2012
The CONFERENCE PROGRAM is online.
The theme for the 12th annual conference was the generative power of connections and relationships in research on service-learning and community engagement. A distinguishing characteristic of both the design of engaged research and the pedagogy of service-learning is its intended reciprocity and mutuality. As educators we develop partnerships with community partners and citizens, undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and K-12 students, and other faculty to participate in engaged research and teaching, and to study it. Such learning partnerships are at the center of how we connect research to policy and practice. These learning partnerships are also how we connect different theoretical and grounded perspectives to the research designs we choose, as they encourage interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to knowing and doing. Finally, these learning partnerships are how we engage in peer-to-peer mentoring and both mentor and learn from the next generation of engaged scholars, a particular strength of the IARSLCE. The 12th Annual IARSLCE Conference in Baltimore broke new ground by focusing our attention on transformative learning partnerships in our research and scholarship on community engagement, in our research with community partners, and in the kinds of connections those learning partnerships leverage and facilitate. We are particularly interested in how our research provides evidence for how to improve these relationships.
The IARSLCE annual research conference is targeted to scholars, practitioners, students, and community partners interested in research on service-learning, community-based research, campus-community partnerships, and civic learning outcomes in P-20 education. Attendees include faculty, administrators, and scholar-practitioners in higher education, community partners, educators in K-12, and professionals and leaders in educational policy and community development. To advance understanding of scholarship from international perspectives, scholars from outside of the United States are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.
Hosted by the University of Maryland and co-sponsored by American University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, Maryland Campus Compact, McDaniel College, Montgomery College, and University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Dr. Harold McDougall
Dr. Katherine Lambert-Pennington