RSM hosts ‘service learning’ seminar

An intensive two-day seminar for teaching staff in higher education and others interested in service learning (e.g., community members, authorities) to promote a combination of learning objectives and community service is planned for 23 and 24 February at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). This educational approach, called ‘service learning’, provides a pragmatic and progressive learning experience at the same time as meeting societal needs.

The seminar, ‘Engaged higher education in Europe’ is for teachers in higher education, as well as and other parties interested in service learning (e.g., community members, authorities). Participants will learn from world-class presenters and facilitators including RSM’s Lucas Meijs, professor of strategic philanthropy, volunteering, civil society and business; and from Wolfgang Stark, professor for Organizational and Community Psychology at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The intensive programme for the two-day event includes sessions on engagement across Europe, and developing a culture of civic engagement through service learning in higher education. It will also focus on networking in service learning.

Other presenters include Karsten Altenschmidt, service learning co-ordinator for Uniaktiv at the University of Duisburg-Essen; Jörg Miller, project manager for Uniaktiv; and Stephanie Maas, junior researcher and PhD student at RSM.

To find out more about the seminar, visit the event page here. The fee for attending is €10. To register, please email before Monday 30 January 2017.

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top 10 research-based business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who carry their innovative mindset into a sustainable future thanks to a first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

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