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Embrace Authentic Global Learning Experience, EAGLE

The Forth Industrial Revolution has reigned the worlds’ today. With the rise of global issues (as addressed in Sustainable Development Goals) such as poverty, hunger, climate change,etc, educators need to step up and make the transformation in the teaching and learning (TnL) process. Educators need to equip learners with the essential quality in order to prepare them for the challenges faced in the future. This greatly requires  educators to redesign the TnL by comprising the theory and reality, as the learning should not limit to the four walls of the class. Educators shall bring the world to learners and bring learners to the world through the engagement with the community. It is critical for educators to redesign the pedagogical and teaching strategy to meet the global needs , solve the real-world problems, take actions and serve the community. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities believes that the dire needs to bring students beyond the classroom setting and ultimately, to ensure learners embrace the authentic global learning experience through EAGLE. By embedding EAGLE with the Community based Learning (C-bL) strategy, the culturalization of teaching and learning strategy will bridge the academic theory and the real-world practice, inculcate the learning experience, and ultimately uphold the reciprocity and collaboration with the community stakeholders. 

Community based Learning (C-bL) Strategy

Community-based Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates the meaningful community engagement with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience with a greater emphasis on reciprocal learning and reflection. The impacts of C-bL Strategy can be seen as follows;

It engages students in the educational process, using what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life  problems.

Students become actively contributing  citizens & community members through the service they perform through experientiallearning and reflection.

Objectives of C-bL

In order to achieve the impacts of C-bL, the faculty have outline the objectives needed to be attained as follows;

To enhance students’ learning by enabling them to practise skills & knowledge through related learning experiences in the local community.

To enable students to provide needed assistance, knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer to community.

To provide leadership training and development opportunities for students through community based-learning staff.

EAGLE Via Community-based Learning (C-bL) Strategy

The strategy of community-based learning will be employed as follows;

 the theIntegration of Academic Coursework with Community Engagement

Embrace Authentic Global Learning Experience of a cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain via the Academic Program Learning Outcomes and UTM Graduate Attributes

Community and Civic Engagement

Embrace Authentic Global Learning Experience through the structured reflection and learning activities of:

1) service-learning, practicum, career exploration  a reciprocal exchange of knowledge or resources with a community partner/on-campus program;

2) civic action – to raise awareness or takes action on a topic of public concern among the public/on campus;

3) public scholarship, community-based participatory research – research, creative works, or other scholarship to the community partners.

University-community partnership

There are ongoing relationships between university/faculty and the community partners.

A Long & Fruitful Journey

It takes four years to ensure the efforts have a greater impact on society and community

Objectives of EAGLE via (C-bL) in FSSH

Culturalize a variety of teaching and learning strategies that bridge the academic theory and real-world practice in formal and non-formal learning settings

Inculcate students’ academic learning experience and UTM Graduate Attribute while simultaneously addressing real world problems, community needs and interests.

Promote reflective thinking with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes for realistic solutions and successfully completing the engagement project.

Uphold the reciprocity and collaboration with community stakeholders and appreciation value of community learning resources.


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