Community-based transformational learning (CBTL) refers to intentionally designed, coordinated and executed learning experiences in community-based settings that enhance participants’ academic learning, contribute to their personal growth and increase their civic engagement while concurrently benefiting the community or communities in which these activities are embedded.
At UNF, our CBTL activities take place through 5 major categories of community-based learning:
Outreach and Volunteering
Apprenticeships and Internships
To help faculty and staff decide which type of community-based learning experience is best for their students, the categories are labeled as introductory, intermediate, or advanced based on certain dimensions: level of student readiness; amount of preparation; type and duration of the engagement; and, reflection strategies. You can see a description of each level by accessing the following document.