Doha – The Community College of Qatar (CCQ) hosted today the Second Annual International Learning and Civic Engagement Symposium, under the title “Nurturing Community Engagement through Integration, Innovation and Impact”. The Symposium was attended by members of the CCQ Board of Trustees as well as local and international educational leaders, scholars and researchers in the fields of learning and civic engagement.

In his opening speech, CCQ President, Dr Ibrahim Al Naimi stressed the importance of the Symposium in raising awareness and involvement in learning and civic engagement; promoting collaboration among students, faculty, and the community as they are inspired to establish more learning engagement programs in Qatar and beyond; and sharing experiences and best practices in learning and civic engagement.

Various important topics related to civic engagement were covered through the Symposium sessions, including Community Engagement for the Public Good, Community Engaged Teaching and Learning, Impactful Experiences Abroad, and the Role of Information Technology in Civic Engagement”. The sessions also explored the best practices in civic engagement and service learning, the challenges facing university community engagement and the possible solutions, and impactful experiences abroad.

The First International Learning and Civic Engagement Symposium was held under the theme of “High Impact Learning Engagement Practices Beyond the Classroom Experience”, as part of CCQ ongoing effort to promote and sustain learning and civic engagement programs in the MENA region, and in recognition of student achievements in these programs.

The Community College of Qatar established the Center for Learning and Civic Engagement (CLCE) to enhance students learning through a variety of active engagement initiatives, including Learning Communities, Honors, International Studies, and Service Learning, which enabled students to realize their potential and pursuit excellence. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency