Service-learning is a credit bearing, educational experience in which students participate in organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflects on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.
Robert Bringle & Julie Hatcher, Office of Service Learning,
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Service-learning is an exciting teaching strategy that enriches the curriculum by combining meaningful community service with academic learning. Service-learning provides "real-life" experiences by linking students with local communities and service providers. Reflection and reciprocity are key concepts of service-learning.
For instructors who are thinking of incorporating service-learning into their course curriculum, or those who just want to know more about this teaching and research method, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Isolde Mueller, Faculty Liaison for Service-Learning at 308-4142.
- What is Service-Learning?
- Service-Learning Guide Book
- Key Principles and Guidelines of Service-Learning
- Key Considerations for Service-Learning
- Service-Learning at St. Cloud State
- Service-Learning Advisory Committee
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Community Engagement Celebration
April 18, 2013