Presentation on theme: "Alex Brock. Definition of Service Learning The incorporation of community service within an educational system, esp. as a graduation requirement. dictionary.reference.com."— Presentation transcript:
Definition of Service Learning The incorporation of community service within an educational system, esp. as a graduation requirement. dictionary.reference.com
Benefits of Service Learning for Students 1. Enriches student learning of course material and "brings books to life and life to books". 2. Engages students in active learning that demonstrates the relevance and importance of academic work for their life experience and career choices. 3. Increases awareness of current societal issues as they relate to academic areas of interest.
4. Broadens perspectives of diversity issues and enhances critical thinking skills. 5. Improves interpersonal skills that are increasingly viewed as important skills in achieving success in professional and personal spheres. 6. Develops civic responsibility through active community involvement.
Benefits of Service Learning for the Community 1. Provides substantial human resources to meet educational, human, safety, and environmental needs of local communities. 2. Allows the energy and enthusiasm of college students to contribute to meeting needs. 3. Fosters an ethic of service and civic participation in students who will be tomorrow's volunteers and civic leaders. 4. Creates potential for additional partnerships and collaboration with the campus. emedia.leeward.hawaii.edu
What did I do for service learning? I helped move chairs, boxes, auction items, etc. at the Valdosta Country Club for a tournament in March.
What did I gain out of my experience? I appreciated the experience because I met new people that I would have never met if I didn’t take the opportunity. I now have connections with people in Valdosta. I also respect the work that goes into setting up for big events.