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 contact Professor G.N. Rangamani, Faculty Liaison for Service-Learning at 308-3898.
- 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