Community-Based Learning (CBL) engages students in a purposeful and immersive approach to their learning while working closely with their instructor to develop valuable skills and strengthen the community Western serves.
Community-based learning goes beyond students volunteering. CBL enables students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to improve the community, build self-awareness, and develop professional skills. Effective CBL includes reflection before, during, and after to help students think critically about their experience or the social issue while incorporating individual civic and social responsibility connections throughout.
Review the Experiential Learning reports to read how Western has embedded CBL in the classroom.