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1 Service-Learning "Service-learning is education in action." "Service-learning is education in action."

2 What is Service-Learning Service: Service: - Helping other - Community work - Community work Learning: Learning: - Acquisition of knowledge and skills from the experiences. from the experiences.

3 How can we apply Service- Learning in Science? -Help in community: -Help in community: - cleaning up trails, campgrounds - assist professionals (ex:veterinarian..) - monitor plant, animal populations Help with reforestation Help with reforestation Teach in classrooms Teach in classrooms

4 In Zoology: Teach in various schools Teach in various schools Help with after-school programs Help with after-school programs Help with bird care at the Ogden Nature Help with bird care at the Ogden Nature Center Center

5 Service-Learning in my classes Only Human Biology and Animal Biology (lower division) Only Human Biology and Animal Biology (lower division) Obligatory Obligatory 100 students/class --> can choose where they 100 students/class --> can choose where they go go

6 Service-Learning Project 1- Goals 1- Goals 2- Location 2- Location 3- Project 3- Project 4- Report 4- Report 5- Assessment 5- Assessment

7 Service-Learning Project 1- Goals 1- Goals 2- Location 2- Location 3- Project 3- Project 4- Report 4- Report 5- Assessment 5- Assessment

8 Goals: For the students: For the students: - Learn a subject in depth - Experience in teaching (not as easy as one thinks!) - Getting a new perspective on life - being a role model For the Recipients of the Service Learning Project: - a chance for a new perspective on various subjects - learning from peer - having a role model (important for poor inner city school students or kids in after-school program)

9 Service-Learning Project 1- Goals 1- Goals 2- Location 2- Location 3- Project 3- Project 4- Report 4- Report 5- Assessment 5- Assessment

10 Locations Data base for Service-Learning Opportunities Spring Data base for Service-Learning Opportunities Spring My own list: My own list: - mostly Ogden inner-city schools - after-school programs (Youth Impact)

11 Service-Learning Project 1- Goals 1- Goals 2- Location 2- Location 3- Project 3- Project 4- Report 4- Report 5- Assessment 5- Assessment

12 The project Student ’ s choice Student ’ s choice I provide whatever is needed for the presentations (models, transparencies, cow/pig organs..) I provide whatever is needed for the presentations (models, transparencies, cow/pig organs..) Most often, presentations on (Human Biology): Most often, presentations on (Human Biology): - the brain, brain injury and safety precautions in order to prevent head trauma - the lung functions with the effects of smoking - muscle functions and exercise - cow eye ball dissection

13 The most popular project! Cow eye ball Cow eye ball The brain The brain The lung The lung

14 Cow eye ball

15 The lungs

16 The brain

17 Animal biology Project done in a Boston inner-city school Project done in a Boston inner-city school

18 Service-Learning Project 1- Goals 1- Goals 2- Location 2- Location 3- Project 3- Project 4- Report 4- Report 5- Assessment 5- Assessment

19 Report Students must bring back: Students must bring back: - the material and notes they used for the presentation - a note signed by the teacher telling me about the presentation - some students bring back pictures Students must write a one page report about how the project went, how it was received by the students, and about what they have learned from their project. Students must write a one page report about how the project went, how it was received by the students, and about what they have learned from their project.

20 Assessment Based on: Based on: - student ’ s notes - student ’ s report - a phone call to the teacher


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