The overall objective of the Public Lecture is to raise awareness about Service Learning to the wider community of the University. The Lecture will introduce the University community to the theoretical and experiential underpinnings of Service Learning as a novel pedagogical philosophy and approach to education that prepares its members, particularly the learners, to become agents of transformative change and to improve their conditions of life both at the individual level, as well as within the communities where they live. It will also create an opportunity for the participants in the Lecture to seek deeper understanding and knowledge about Service Learning, and to benchmark with UniK’s peers on its benefits and the success stories around the globe. Finally, the Public Lecture is planned as the gateway to all the Service Learning activities that will be organized from this year and going forward, which will include: launching the Service Learning Club (as the link between the Coordination Team and the students’ body), unveiling the UniK Service Learning Tree and Logo, and announcing the Service Learning Essay Competition, among others.
The Public Lecture is on Friday, 18th February 2022, starting at 2.00 p. m. and ending at 5.00 p. m. It will run under the theme: SERVICE LEARNING: EMBRACING 21ST CENTURY PEDAGOGY FOR ACTIVE LEARNING.