Service Learning 101

A Venn diagram with the three circles being "Community Involvement," "Academic Study," and "Practical Experience," with "Volunteerism," "Internship," and "Civic Education" in the overlapping spaces and "Service Learning" in the centre of them all


A. Introduction

 "Service-Learning" (web page and links) introduces "an experiential teaching method that combines community service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility."

  • "Service-learning programs involve students in organized community service that addresses local needs, while developing their academic skills, sense of civic responsibility and commitment to the community."
  • "Essential elements of effective service-learning practice include well-defined learning goals, meaningful service activities, and critical reflection activities which support both service and learning goals."

B. Topics

1. "What Is Service-Learning?" 

2. "Why Use Service-Learning?"

3. "How to Use Service-Learning"

4. "Resources for Designing and Implementing"

  • Online resources
  • Tools and templates
  • Journals and books

5. Other Resources

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