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1 Service Learning Module 8

2 Agenda Pre-unit questions (questions to get you thinking about the topic and to facilitate further thought and reflection) Exploring Service Learning Application & self-assessment questions Beginning to integrate Service Learning into your course Pre-unit questions (questions to get you thinking about the topic and to facilitate further thought and reflection) Exploring Service Learning Application & self-assessment questions Beginning to integrate Service Learning into your course

3 Pre-unit questions When you hear the term service learning what comes to mind? How can you incorporate the idea of learning by doing into your course? In what ways do you already make connections with course content and your community? When you hear the term service learning what comes to mind? How can you incorporate the idea of learning by doing into your course? In what ways do you already make connections with course content and your community?

4 Introduction to Service Learning Service learning is a pedagogical technique which embraces the application of course content in the community. A simple definition of service learning is learning by doing. Most service learning projects have at least three components Course content applied in the community A community partnership with mutual determined goals (To provide a mutually beneficial outcome) Student reflection on the entire process Read the narrative on Service Learning for more information Service learning is a pedagogical technique which embraces the application of course content in the community. A simple definition of service learning is learning by doing. Most service learning projects have at least three components Course content applied in the community A community partnership with mutual determined goals (To provide a mutually beneficial outcome) Student reflection on the entire process Read the narrative on Service Learning for more information

5 Examples of Service Learning An accounting class providing tax preparation services at a local community center Rehabilitation Counseling and Services students hosting a disability awareness day on their college campus. Students enrolled in Job Placement or Career Development providing resume writing workshop at a local One Stop Center An accounting class providing tax preparation services at a local community center Rehabilitation Counseling and Services students hosting a disability awareness day on their college campus. Students enrolled in Job Placement or Career Development providing resume writing workshop at a local One Stop Center

6 Application Questions What do you see as the strengths and limitations of service learning? How does service learning compare to mastery learning and mutual engagement? What do you see as the strengths and limitations of service learning? How does service learning compare to mastery learning and mutual engagement?

7 Application of Service Learning Think of a class you enjoy teaching and one aspect of that course you can apply service learning. Start to develop a plan based on the three criteria for service learning. Think of a class you enjoy teaching and one aspect of that course you can apply service learning. Start to develop a plan based on the three criteria for service learning.

8 Application of Service Learning: Long Range Using the action research approach of look, think, act study how well you and your students did with Service Learning?

9 Service Learning Once you feel you have a sound grasp of service learning continue with the module on assessment.

10 Resources Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents - representing some 6 million students - dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service- learning in higher education. For more information on service learning in rehabilitation see: Kiener, M. S. (2008). Teaching service learning to enhance reflective practice and research skills. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Journal, 2, (2), Mpofu, E. (2004). Teaching with service learning: Strategies and opportunities for rehabilitation counselor educators. Rehabilitation Education, 18, Mpofu, E. (2005). Service learning: Impact on the achievement of preservice human service students. Rehabilitation Education, 19, Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents - representing some 6 million students - dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service- learning in higher education. For more information on service learning in rehabilitation see: Kiener, M. S. (2008). Teaching service learning to enhance reflective practice and research skills. Rehabilitation Counselors and Educators Journal, 2, (2), Mpofu, E. (2004). Teaching with service learning: Strategies and opportunities for rehabilitation counselor educators. Rehabilitation Education, 18, Mpofu, E. (2005). Service learning: Impact on the achievement of preservice human service students. Rehabilitation Education, 19,


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