Students at the Ourimbah campus of the University of Newcastle are attached to a school throughout their entire teaching program. This enables them to be incorporated into the school culture and allows them to build trust and understanding of one school working environment. Students are asked to devote time to the school in return for the school assisting them with their studies, including their assignment tasks. This paper introduces some of the activities that the students engage with in the schools and tentatively explores the extent to which this can be seen as service learning, thereupon contributing to these students’ sense of community and engagement as wider citizens of the world.
Making a Difference: Multidimensional Citizenship Education in a Changing World: Social Educators Association of Australia Biennial Conference 2008. Conference Proceedings: SEAA Newcastle, January 2008 (Newcastle, N.S.W. 20-22 January, 2008)