Community-Based Learning (CBL)

picture designed by artist based on Dr. Eatman community based learning presentation in Aug 2018

Overview of Community-Based Learning (CBL)

Community-Based Learning (CBL) is a pedagogical model that engages students, faculty, and Baltimore City Co-Educators (Community Partners, e.g. nonprofit and government agencies) in coursework and community engagement that supports academic learning objectives and Community Co-Educator identified needs.

Johns Hopkins University encourages undergraduate students to foster and embrace a sense of civic engagement and social responsibility during their career at Hopkins. To accomplish this, the Center for Social Concern’s goal is to support CBL, expand community engagement, and increase academic learning through real world enriching experiences.

Have questions or want to get involved in CBL? Contact [email protected].

For Faculty

A number of faculty members at Hopkins offer classes which incorporate community-based learning components. Additionally, the Center for Social Concern supports faculty who may be new to teaching community-based learning and want to advocate for more CBL opportunities on the Johns Hopkins campus. The CSC offers multiple ways for interested faculty through participating in:

For Students

Community-Based learning courses are offered at Hopkins every year. Registering in these courses will allow you to:

  1. learn about and from Baltimore City community organizations while earning academic credit;
  2. enhance civic engagement skills, behaviors, and knowledge;
  3. provide you with valuable experiential learning and academic experiences;
  4. engage in the community and share your experiences with other engaged students and faculty.

Class Registration

Classes that have a POS tag of “CSC-CE” have community engaged components that provide an opportunity to work in the community or with community organizations.

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