Service-Learning Teaching Assistant (SLTA) Scholarship
The new S-LTA Development Program offers hands-on projects in real-world settings for students to positively influence lives of people and help to build a more equitable world through Service-Learning.
The new Program places strong emphasis in globally connected challenges, such as poverty, renewable energy, water and sanitation and health.
The Program offers over 80 hours of intensive training and opportunities for fieldwork. The Program includes interdisciplinary workshops; design and research projects with global partners; technology development with users and experts; OSL credit-bearing courses; and an extensive collection of international programs, trainings, workshops and seminars.
The new S-LTA development program aims at empowering motivated students to become strong advocates for inclusive innovation and humanitarian entrepreneurship via Service-Learning at the international theatre.
The program focuses on enhancing S-LTA’s knowledge and skills in innovation, leadership, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and global challenges, for spearheading social and humanitarian changes. S-LTAs will practice newly acquired skills and knowledge through assigned leadership roles in local and global Service-Learning projects. Upon completion of the development program, S-LTA should:
- Be able to create a positive impact on society by inspiring others to adopt sustainable and innovative problem-solving methods;
- Be able to identify opportunities for social innovation, inclusive entrepreneurship and application of humanitarian technology;
- Be well versed in Service-Learning models and how to implement Service-Learning projects effectively;
- Be able to inspire students to:
- Apply Design Thinking to develop human-centered Service-Learning projects;
- Apply Lego Serious Play (LSP) to lead in-depth reflections;
- Apply STEM knowledge to prototype services and products for Service-Learning projects;
- Develop an international outlook with relevant experience, such as being:
- Exposed to a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary learning and working environment; and
- Able to analyse global humanitarian challenges related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Be strongly motivated in advancing humanity and society
- Strong desire to work with people around the world to develop and advance collaborative approaches and practical solutions to global grand challenges
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to look beyond the obvious and go the distance to identify solution opportunities
Students applying for the programs should possess the following qualities:
- Genuine interest in “glocal” humanitarian and development issues
- Thorough understanding of the uniqueness of liberal arts education
- Ability to work in a team and learn in fast-paced environment
- Strong can-do mindset