QUESCREN Forum: Minority Community Vitality Through Education
The Provincial Resource Team (PRT) led a workshop and participated in two panels at QUESCREN’s three-day forum exploring ‘Minority Community Vitality through Education’ on October 31st to November 2nd at Concordia University in downtown Montreal.
More specifically, members of the team:
-Introduced the Community Learning Centre (CLC) Initiative and spoke to some of the innovative ways CLCs foster civic engagement and contribute to the vitality of their communities;
-Explained how research conducted to date about the CLC Initiative is used by practitioners and shared challenges related to ongoing research efforts;
-Guided local and provincially-mandated organizations through the process of designing a Community Service Learning project. Participants left full of ideas, and will likely be reaching out to local schools to explore opportunities for collaboration.
Participants of the forum included educators, researchers, regional, community and governmental leaders, including a couple of Community Development Agents. Over 50 people participated in the workshop and panels involving the PRT.
The PRT thanks the organizers for the opportunity to present and learn from such a diverse group of participants.
The PRT is dedicated to promoting and advocating for the Community Learning Centre Initiative, coordinating research efforts to inform practice and encouraging the development of Community Service Learning projects, a tried and true pedagogical strategy that helps students to achieve learning goals while making a meaningful contribution to their community.