Service-Learning Australasia

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What is service-learning?

Service-learning is a structured approach to transformational learning, at the heart of which is a partnership with the community.

About Service-Learning Australasia

Service-Learning Australasia is a network of participants, practitioners and researchers in higher education, K-12 sectors and other sectors who are working in service-learning. The SLA network provides service-learning opportunities and resources as part of and complimentary to curriculum.

Our mission

To support service-learning excellence in research and practice in Australasia, by sharing knowledge and supporting participants, practitioners, and researchers.

In 2022 Service-Learning Australasia will continue to collaborate and connect with the University and K-12 sector, community, academics, and tertiary organisations in Australia and across the region.


From a disaster to a degree: Picking up the ball and running with it

Join Service-Learning Australasia for our one-hour webinar From a disaster to a degree: Picking up the ball and running with it
1pm AEST Wednesday 17 August 2022 via Zoom.

Co-presented by Associate Professor Billy Osteen, University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, this webinar will trace the evolution of the course ‘Rebuilding Christchurch’, to the development of the Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership.

‘Rebuilding Christchurch’ was created in response to the Student Volunteer Army’s actions after the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, one of the largest youth-led movements in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Associate Professor O’Steen: ‘In those 12 years, our journey has included 30,000 hours of service-learning across Christchurch, in Vanuatu, in Parkland, Florida. Students from Australia, China, Japan, and the US have visited, as well as Prince Harry, Jane Goodall, and Maya Soetoro-Ng. Along the way, we’ve collected data that will be shared and will serve as an illustration of students’ engagement’.

Join us Wednesday 17 August 2022.

Register here

Service-Learning Australasia will host a series of topical webinars and workshops throughout 2022. We will also (co)-host a symposium in the latter part of 2022. Stay tuned for more details.


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