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1 Tara L. Gallien Department of Health & Human Performance Nuts & Bolts of Service-Learning: Getting Started & What to Expect – Sept. 23, 2010 ? Enhancing Learning Without Increasing Workload Enhancing Learning, Providing Service, and Overcoming Barriers

2 SERVICE – learning service – LEARNING service learning SERVICE - LEARNING Source: Sigmon (1994) as cited in Furco, Andrew (1996).

3 EXPERIENTAL EDUCATION CONTINUUM Recipient BENEFICIARY Provider Service FOCUS Learning SERVICE-LEARNING COMMUNITY SERVICE FIELD EDUCATION VOLUNTEERISM INTERNSHIP Source: Furco, Andrew. (1996). complexity

4 The Student may Source: Service-Learning in Action.

5 The Community can Source: Service-Learning in Action.

6 The Teacher may Source: Service-Learning in Action.

7 Faculty Concerns Increased workload Is it appropriate for any class? True service-learning experiences Quality experiences Sustainability

8 Overcoming Barriers Examine the service-learning continuum Choose the Point of Entry (www.servicelearning.org) Identify and existing program or activity Begin with the curriculum, content and skills, and then find the natural extension into service Start with a student-identified need Partner with a community-based organization to identify local assets and needs Incorporate the perspective of community partners Work with partners to establish clear expectations as to roles, activities, and accountability to all sides Utilize NSUs Office of Service-Learning

9 …to fully distinguish service-learning programs from other forms of experiential education approaches, one must first determine a programs intended focus(es) and beneficiary(ies). - Andrew Furco, 1996

10 The service learning hours I attained in the spring greatly changed my career path. I am now looking seriously at our Health Promotion masters program…I think non-profit work is an extremely fulfilling place to make a career. I applied for a job at the American Cancer Society last week, I cant think of any place I would rather work! -Brittany McCullin, NSU senior

11 Resources Faculty Tool-Kit for Service-Learning in Higher Education Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Resource Center – Effective Practices Furco, A., (1996). Service-Learning: A Balanced Approach to Experiential Education Furco, A., (1996). Service-Learning: A Balanced Approach to Experiential Education Learn and Serve Americas National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (higher education) Learn and Serve Americas National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (higher education)


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