You are now in the main content area

Community-Engaged Learning & Teaching

Enhance your teaching experience

Community-Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) is a pedagogical approach embedded in civic and public engagement, social justice and reciprocity.

Engaged learning initiatives help students make linkages between theory and practice, enhance critical thinking and reflection, ability to apply knowledge, develop skills for inquiry and active learning. Academically embedded experiential components include forms of community engaged learning, service learning, work-integrated learning, project and research-based learning, to provide real world experiences to students and foster integration of personal, academic, professional and civic abilities.

The Faculty of Arts CELT Coordinator collaborates and offers consultation and support to faculty members and academic programs and initiatives to integrate innovative, creative and transformational applied learning opportunities in courses and curriculum.

“The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy”

                                                                                                           hooks, 1994

The CELT Coordinator pedagogy and practice provides range of services and resources including:

  • Brainstorm ideas to integrate community engaged learning & teaching in courses.
  • Consultation and support in adapting course outlines, learning outcomes and assignments.
  • Develop initiatives and projects and build and maintain partnerships.
  • Create and provide tools, training, resources for TA/GAs, RAs, staff, faculty and partners.
  • Provide support with project planning and operationalization.
  • Support departmental strategies for experiential learning goals.
  • Collaborate and provide support in CELT/EL related SRC activities.

Benefits to Students:

Community-engaged learning and teaching (CELT) courses provide you with opportunities to:

  • Apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge to real life and professional contexts
  • Affiliate with collaborating partners, relevant to your discipline of study
  • Broaden your educational perspective and enhance your learning
  • Gain experience in working in different professional contexts and sectors
  • Develop professional skills, such as research and analysis, program planning and evaluation, and written communication
  • Expand your networks
  • Gain insight into your educational and career direction.

Community-engaged teaching and learning projects are eligible for Faculty of Arts Experiential Learning Grants.

Initiatives and Exhibits

MetMUN Conference 2023

Engaged Courses

Key Contacts