Service Learning

What is Service Learning?

Service-learning is a pedagogy that combines meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning. It is an experiential learning which focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. It can be used in a variety of classroom settings, and support numerous learning outcomes. Essential elements of effective service-learning practice include well-defined learning goals, meaningful service activities, and critical reflection activities which support both service and learning goals.

Benefits of Service Learning

  • Impact of Service Learning is felt on both the giver & the receiver, and more so on the giver, where there is a perceptible improvement of skills in the areas of community action, citizen participation, decision making, problem solving, collaborative teamwork & leadership.
  • Service Learning helps students learn how to turn factual information into usable knowledge.
  • Students improve their academic skills by applying what they learn in school to real world issues.
  • Provides a variety of academic, social and civic benefits for students, faculty, community members, and academic institutions.
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