What is Service-Learning?
Service-Learning is a credit bearing experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets the needs of the participating community organization. There is a direct connection between the classroom's course content and the community agencies which foster a broader appreciation of the discipline and ends in an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.
Service-learning is a teaching method which combines community based learning with academic instruction. It focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. Service-learning programs involve students in an organized community project that addresses local needs, while developing their academic skills, sense of civic responsibility, and commitment to the community.
More Online Resources
American Association of Community Colleges
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Community College National Center for Community Engagement
Corporation for National and community Service
Effective Practices Information Center
International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership
Learn and Serve America
National Service Inclusion Project
Last Updated on Tuesday, November 15, 2011