8th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service–Learning
The 8th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning is anchored on the theme “Community Engagement at the Intersection of Research and Extension”
On difficult times because of the succession of calamities and disasters that makes the lives of the severely affected regions in Asia-Pacific more challenging, requires cooperation among social institutions to survive as one community in a limiting environment. This also demands the preparation of the younger generation, particularly higher education students, to be affectively and effectively involved in the efforts to make better the lives of those in need.
One way to prepare students, both in theoretical and practical ways, is through the integration of service-learning pedagogy in formal classroom instruction, research undertakings, and community engagement – functions mandated of higher education institutions.