In 2020, our field will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the annual international research conference on service-learning and community engagement. In preparation for this milestone event, we have embarked on an eighteen-month effort to develop a comprehensive, global research agenda for the study and practice of service-learning and community engagement.
This international agenda will articulate the key issues, research questions, methodological approaches, and research challenges that will shape the field in the coming years. The agenda will advance knowledge and understanding of service-learning and community engagement across the educational spectrum and across national, cultural, and disciplinary contexts.
This effort is part of IARSLCE’s effort to ensure that future research in the field reflects the diverse and evolving interests and perspectives of scholars, practitioners, collaborators, and supporters of service-learning and community engagement from across the globe.
Throughout 2019 and continuing through part of 2020, IARSLCE has facilitated a series of Research Agenda Setting Forums in different regions of the globe. The discussions in these forums will focus on gathering information, perspectives, and ideas that will shape the global research agenda, to be unveiled at the 20th annual research conference in 2020.
The 2020 Conference Call for Proposals will be released in the upcoming weeks, and until then, please visit our conference website and watch the exciting video!
The conference will be held November 11-13, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN and will be hosted by the University of Minnesota. Conference chairs are Andy Furco and Amber Cameron.