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Service Learning Course Development

  1. 1. Service Learning Course Development Center For Service Learning Our Way of Life - Northwest Indian College
  2. 2. “ Service Learning combines classroom instruction with community service, focusing on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic (social) responsibility.” American Association of Community Colleges What is SL? Center for Service Learning Our Way of Life-NWIC
  3. 3. Goals of Service Learning <ul><li>Enhance classroom learning </li></ul><ul><li>Meet community identified needs </li></ul><ul><li>Foster social responsibility/civic engagement </li></ul>Education Volunteerism Social Justice & Civic Responsibility SL Center for Service Learning Our Way of Life-NWIC
  4. 4. Which of your course learning objectives could be related to service? <ul><li>examples </li></ul>Center for Service Learning Our Way of Life-NWIC
  5. 5. What do you want your students to gain from the experience? Center for Service Learning Our Way of Life-NWIC <ul><li>examples </li></ul>
  6. 6. Preparation <ul><li>How will you prepare your students for the service learning project (“preflection”)? </li></ul>Center for Service Learning Our Way of Life-NWIC
  7. 7. Action <ul><li>What types of service activities would be appropriate for your learning objectives? </li></ul>Center for Service Learning Our Way of Life-NWIC
  8. 8. Reflection <ul><li>What ongoing reflection techniques will you use to ensure student learning and successful service to the community? </li></ul>Center for Service Learning Our Way of Life-NWIC
  9. 9. Curricular Integration <ul><li>Will service learning be required or optional for students? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your deadlines? </li></ul>Center for Service Learning Our Way of Life-NWIC
  10. 10. Assessment <ul><li>Credit should be given for demonstrated learning, not simply for putting in hours. </li></ul>Center for Service Learning Our Way of Life-NWIC
  11. 11. Civic/Social Responsibility <ul><li>How will you purposefully foster social/civic responsibility? </li></ul>Center for Service Learning Our Way of Life-NWIC
  12. 12. Recognition <ul><li>How will you recognize your students for their service? </li></ul>Center for Service Learning Our Way of Life-NWIC
  13. 13. Checklist <ul><li>Student empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocity/collaboration/partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation (context, research, design) </li></ul><ul><li>Action (service derived from preparation and design) </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection (writing, discussion, evaluating) </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration (presenting, advocating, performing) </li></ul><ul><li>Celebration/recognition </li></ul>Effective service learning includes the seven components listed below. Does your project include them all? Center for Service Learning Our Way of Life-NWIC

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