The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences together with COHEHRE Academy organized a workshop ” Community Engaged Scholarship” in November 2019.
The workshop was three days and it included lectures, workshop and study visits. This capacity building workshop was an inter-disciplinary course for educators in health care professions who were interested in the ethics of learning activities outside the classroom. Facilitators were Nadine Blankvoort, Rieke Hengelaar and Soemitro Poerbodipoero from Amsterdam UAS and Leanne Leclair from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.
In total, 16 participants attended the CBW from seven different institutions.
The course took participants to three different site visits in Amsterdam, and provided them with practical tools to evaluate community-based projects. Participants shared the same opinion about the importance of exploring the ethical questions of different service learning projects. Discussions about how to build sustainable partnerships with the community partners were interesting to all.
The survey has shown that the combination of site visits, expert lectures, group discussions, reflection and pitches led to very inspired participants!