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City Hosts Service Learning Forum Webinar
EThekwini Municipality’s Area Based Management Unit (ABM) in partnership with the Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE) hosted a Webinar on 17 of September and 22 September  to  learn and share experiences on Service Learning. ​

The eThekwini Service-Learning Forum recognises Service-Learning as an educational practice, knowledge creation and sharing, applying and preserving, to further community goals and to promote civic-minded, critical thinking and highly skilled participants. Service-Learning enters its third decade of practice in South Africa in a context that challenges the very cornerstone of that practice, namely engagement between communities, higher education and service providers. 

During the webinar the presenters depicted the importance of service learning and the impact it has on the community.

Dr Clive Bruzas: Academic Coordinator, presented on Service Learning and shared various lessons learned. “Reflection is the process by which we better understand our experiences, make sense of our experiences, make meaning from our experiences.”

Mrs  Karen Venter, University of the Free State (UFS) spoke about Transformation of Service-Learning towards E-Service Learning.

She said, "The UFS is a research-led, student-centred and regionally-engaged university that contributes to development and social justice through the production of globally competitive graduates and knowledge. We have categorised engaged scholarship into engaged teaching and learning, engaged research, and engaged citizenship." 

Day two of the webinar focused on the local, national and global reflections on growing service learning as a field of practice.

Prof Ahmed Bawa, Universities South Africa, presented the keynote address for the event. "Service learning must be co-owned and integrate into each programme as a formal component. It must be co-founded out of the core budget of budget of institutions and by the city, said Bawa. 

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, Dr Bethel Mutanga spoke on  Work Integrated Learning in the SMME space.

The webinar also included various stories from UKZN students who spoke about service learning and how it is impacting their lives and the lives of people. 

The virtual event had engagements from participants and it enabled the attendees to understand more about service learning and growing service learning as a field of practice in country. 

The webinar provided participants with a space to learn and enhance their knowledge about service learning. Presenters shared informative presentations which paved the way for a fruitful discussion session. 

Download Presentations Below: 


 Service Learning Webinars

Dr Angela James.pdf
22/09/2020 14:46
Dr Bethel Mutanga .pdf
22/09/2020 13:19
Dr Clive Bruzas.pdf
17/09/2020 13:36
Dr Dudu Gloria Sokhela.pdf
22/09/2020 13:28
Mr Roshan Kooblal.pdf
17/09/2020 13:36
Mrs  Karen Venter.pdf
17/09/2020 13:39
Ms Danielle Le Brasse.pdf
17/09/2020 13:38
Prof Bawa.pdf
22/09/2020 14:44

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