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1 What is Service Learning OSU-OKC

2 National Commission on Service-Learning “…a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”

3 Service Learning…  Promotes learning through active participation  Provides structured time for students to reflect  Provides an opportunity to use skills and knowledge in real-life situations  Extends learning beyond the classroom  Fosters a sense of caring for others

4 What does the student gain? Students build character and become active participants as they work with others in their school and community to create service projects in areas such as education, public safety, and the environment

5 Where can Service-Learning be done? Service-learning can be applied in a wide variety of settings, including schools, universities, and community-based and faith-based organizations. It can involve a group of students, a classroom or an entire school.

6 Common characteristics of authentic service-learning  positive, meaningful and real to the participants  cooperative rather than competitive experiences; promotes teamwork and citizenship  addresses complex problems in complex settings rather than simplified problems in isolation  engages problem-solving in the specific context of service activities and community challenges, rather than generalized or abstract concepts from a textbook

7 Common characteristics of authentic service-learning  students are able to identify the most important issues within a real-world situation through critical thinking  promotes deeper learning; there are no "right answers" in the back of the book  generates emotional consequences, which challenge values and ideas  supports social, emotional and cognitive learning and development

8 Through service-learning, young people—from kindergarteners to college students—use what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems. They not only learn the practical applications of their studies, they become actively contributing citizens and community members through the service they perform.

9 OSU-OKC Service Learning 1.Go to 2.Print application and liability form, complete and turn in week 4. 3.Complete project and timesheet. 4.Turn in timesheet, evaluation form, photo release if photos are taken, and reflection paper week All documentation goes through the instructor first for approval before turning into the Service Learning Coordinator.


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