The 42nd Association for Moral Education Annual Conference will be hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, USA, December 8 through 11, 2016 on the theme Civic engagement: a cultural revolution? Dr Marcellus Mbah of the Centre for Excellence in Learning at Bournemouth University has partly been funded by the organisers to present a paper titled “Institutionalising a university driven service learning model for community development”.
Whilst community based service learning (CBSL) is projected as an instrument for community development, Dr Mbah’s paper will argue that this requires the fostering of service learning education for informed participation of the community in the framing and firming up of CBSL processes, looking beyond short term planning and execution of CBSL objectives. The community impact of service learning can be sustained through a deeper dissemination as well as follow-up of field evaluation reports.
Pre/post conference workshops have also been planned, touching on different themes. These include: Doing and Teaching Educational Ethics through Case Studies; The Scout Method in Education and Management, and Domain Theory-Based Moral Education (DBME): A Hands-On Workshop for Classroom Teachers and Teacher Educators. Information on these themes can be accessed here.
It is delightful that a Bournemouth University member of staff will be speaking at this important conference in December 2016.