Cornerstone’s Community Engagement programmes involve a form of project based learning in which structured goals are accomplished through community service. Our programme develops citizenship and good character, and provides a rich context for academic instruction and student learning.
Our programme is based on the following key principles :
Ownership and thus project selection by the students (with appropriate trainer guidance)
Involvement of the students in preparation, implementation (action), and reflection
Our trainers are more supportive and supervisory than directive and help the students select an appropriate project and guides the students through the necessary steps to completion. They monitor student activities, and facilitate students' reflection and analysis of their experiences.
Our trainers ensure that all training and facilitation is performed in a manner that is appropriate for the age of the students, and should, as much as possible, encourage student autonomy and creativity. This way :
Students learn a range of valuable practical skills including: problem solving, organizing, collaborating, project management, research, dealing with obstacles and setbacks, etc.
Students develop character virtues and interpersonal habits such as respect, responsibility, empathy, cooperation, citizenship, initiative, and persistence.
Students are empowered with the realization that they can make a difference.
Project based learning geared toward community service
Develop citizenship, good character
Scaffolded approach for preparation, ideation, implementation and reflection on a VIA/community based project
Level : Young Adults
Award : Certificate of participation
Duration: 4 modules* of 2 hours each
Mode : Face to face or fully virtual
Modules: Module 1: Teambuilding
Module 2: What is service learning?
Module 3: The Design Thinking Approach
Module 4: Service project management
Module 5: Implementing a service project
*Customization of programme available upon request