The power of 'Service-Learning' in global citizenship education

Presented by

Mr Nicolas Standaert

professor of Chinese Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

May 7th 2020
Bluepoint, Brussels

Nicolas Standaert

Date

May 7th 2020

Time

11h00-12h30

Language

English – French (simultaneous translation)

Duration

1h30

Bio:

Nicolas Standaert is professor of Chinese Studies at the Catholic University Leuven, Flanders, Belgium. He is the academic coordinator of service-learning at the Catholic University Leuven and co-founder of the European Association of Service-Learning in Higher Education.

Short contents:

Service-Learning is an experiential learning method in which students serve and engage in society, reflect about their experiences, and learn personally, socially and academically. Since long it has been a proven learning method for (global) citizenship education in the US and Latin-America and it is growing rapidly in importance in European academic institutions. On the basis of concrete examples this lecture will expose the essential characteristics of service-learning and show how it is a method to educate young people for others, especially for the most vulnerable, together with them and from them.