C i v i c  E n g a g e m e n t &   S e r v i c e  L e a r n i n g Vang – university 1 – csu fresno Fall 2007
<ul><li>&quot;Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happened to him.&quot;  </li></ul><...
Did   you   know ? <ul><li>Educational attainment is a powerful predictor of civic engagement. The more education people h...
Getting Involved in the World around You <ul><li>will help you better understand the communities in which you live </li></...
Service-learning  &  Civic Engagement   are not the same <ul><li>S e r v i c e - L e a r n i n g   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#...
<ul><ul><li>#4  Students perform a valuable, significant, and necessary service which has real consequence to the communit...
Benefits of  Service-Learning <ul><li>Increases  relevancy of education to students ’living in a real world’  </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Teaches  job skills  and prepares students for  careers  after college  </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages  faculty to b...
<ul><li>C i v i c  E n g a g e m e n t   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1  Can take many forms, from individual volunteerism to or...
<ul><li>How   Can   You   </li></ul><ul><li>Do   Your   Part ? </li></ul><ul><li>- for  C i v i c  E n g a g e m e n t - <...
<ul><li>VOLUNTEER  –  your time and talent to a cause or community group you are passionate about.  </li></ul><ul><li>Make...
<ul><li>COMMUNICATE  –  your ideas. Be receptive, respectful, responsive and responsible. Look for common ground and craft...
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  1. 1. C i v i c E n g a g e m e n t & S e r v i c e L e a r n i n g Vang – university 1 – csu fresno Fall 2007
  2. 2. <ul><li>&quot;Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happened to him.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>-Aldous Huxley </li></ul>
  3. 3. Did you know ? <ul><li>Educational attainment is a powerful predictor of civic engagement. The more education people have, the more likely it is that they will participate in civic affairs. </li></ul><ul><li>-Thomas Ehrlich </li></ul>
  4. 4. Getting Involved in the World around You <ul><li>will help you better understand the communities in which you live </li></ul><ul><li>develop your own self-confidence and sense of social responsibility </li></ul>
  5. 5. Service-learning & Civic Engagement are not the same <ul><li>S e r v i c e - L e a r n i n g </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 Service-learning uses community service as the vehicle for the attainment of students‘ academic goals and objectives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#2 Community service fills a need in the community through volunteer efforts. Provides students with opportunities to use newly acquired skills and knowledge in real-life situations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#3 It identifies in advance, and tracks, specific learning objectives and goals (as well as the intangible ones). </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>#4 Students perform a valuable, significant, and necessary service which has real consequence to the community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#5 The goal of the service is to empower students and those being served. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#6 The needs of the community dictate the service being provided. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suffolk University- Service Learning Resources website </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Benefits of Service-Learning <ul><li>Increases relevancy of education to students ’living in a real world’ </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances personalized education for students </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches positive values, leadership, citizenship and personal responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Empowers students as learners, teachers, achievers and leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Invites students to become members of their own community </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Teaches job skills and prepares students for careers after college </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages faculty to be innovative and creative in their teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Contributes to a university’s outreach efforts to the local community, the state and beyond; </li></ul><ul><li>Increases campus-community collaboration and partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Suffolk University - Service Learning Resources website </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>C i v i c E n g a g e m e n t </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 Can take many forms, from individual volunteerism to organizational involvement to electoral participation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#2 It can include efforts to directly address an issue, work with others in a community to solve a problem or interact with the institutions of representative democracy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#3 Can encompasses a range of activities such as working in a soup kitchen, giving blood, serving on a neighborhood association, writing a letter to an elected official or voting. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Colorado Civic Canopy website </li></ul></ul>Service-learning & Civic Engagement are not the same
  10. 10. <ul><li>How Can You </li></ul><ul><li>Do Your Part ? </li></ul><ul><li>- for C i v i c E n g a g e m e n t - </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>VOLUNTEER – your time and talent to a cause or community group you are passionate about. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your community a better place or help others in need. Be a role model for your peers and a mentor for children. </li></ul><ul><li>CONTRIBUTE – money and/or in-kind donations to worthy organizations or causes. Give generously. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach others, especially children the rewards of giving. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>COMMUNICATE – your ideas. Be receptive, respectful, responsive and responsible. Look for common ground and craft solutions, together. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an open dialogue with city, state and federal government officials. Know where the stand on issues of concern. </li></ul><ul><li>VOTE – with knowledge, conviction and purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a role model. Teach others about civic responsibility and voting as the cornerstones of our democratic process. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.helpguide.com </li></ul>

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