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Project: Communities and Students Together

2019-12-01 – 2022-11-30

Abstract

The CaST – Communities and Students Together project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and focuses on how universities can work more effectively and more inclusively within their city communities by providing students with opportunities to work on local societal challenges. The objective of the CaST project is to advance our knowledge and understanding of engaged learning and to develop and pilot a programme in each partner university that enables community-based engaged learning and/or research for students to work on real-world societal challenges and co-produce knowledge with and for the community.

This project will boost partner universities’ understanding of the scope of and opportunities for engaged learning, helping them recognize and reflect upon the mutual benefits that an immersive learning experience can offer the student, the university, and the communities with which they engage. Through the exploration of engaged learning in six different European Institutions, we will identify different modes of engaged learning practice, each with different drivers, enablers, and barriers to successful engaged learning practice.