B.Ed. Program

Service Learning

Community Learning, Service Learning, Alternative Practicum
April 18 – 28, 2011

Western's Student Success Centre helped the Faculty of Education place 132 Teacher Candidates in local or international service learning sites. No other Faculty offered service learning experiences to so many students. This part of our program helps to fulfill Western's Strategic Plan, particularly its goal to "emphasize the importance of broad experience outside the classroom for all our students, recognizing that these activities build the leadership capacity which characterizes Western graduates."

Thanks to Matt Bazely, Director of Practicum, and Stephanie Haynes and Anne-Marie Fischer of UWO's Student Success Centre for their work on this program.


Thanks to Faculty Leaders & Student Leaders on the two international excursions:
Laredo, Texas
Faculty Leaders, Matt Bazely & Keith Hole
Teacher Candidate Leaders, Haley Motruk & Rob Murison
Dominican Republic
Faculty Leader, Kathryn Noel
Teacher Candidate Leader, Darren Schryvers
National and International Service Learning Opportunities
Dominican Republic, orphanage for 14 Teacher Candidates
Texas, Habitat for Humanity for 52 Teacher Candidates
Individual International Projects: 3 Teacher Candidates
Japan, ESL school
Germany, International School
Peru, Solidarity in Action Inc.