Service-Learning

“Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” (National Service-Learning Clearinghouse)

As a form of experiential learning, service-learning:

- “is developed, implemented, and evaluated in collaboration with the community;

- responds to community-identified concerns; attempts to balance the service that is provided and the learning that takes place;

- enhances the curriculum by extending learning beyond the classroom and allowing students to apply what they’ve learning to real-world situations;

- and provides opportunities for critical reflection.”

(Seifer, S. D. and Connors, K. “Faculty Toolkit for Service-Learning in Higher Education.” Learn and Serve America)

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