Programs in which students perform community service as part of their education; designed to promote values of citizenship.
an educational method by which participants learn and develop through active participation in service that is conducted in and meets the needs of a community. Service learning is coordinated with a school or community service program and with the community. It is integrated into and influences the lifelong learning of a participant and includes structured time for the participants to reflect on the service experience.
The goals of this program are to increase in students a sense of commitment to others and the community, to develop in students the sense of joy and satisfaction that comes from helping others, to increase the understanding of the needs of others within the community, and to strengthen a sense of community within the school. Lower School students participate in a variety of service projects. Middle School students volunteer, by home rooms, at a variety of agencies throughout the Twin Cities four times per year. Eighth graders work with pre-K students in a Pre-K buddy program. More than 90 percent of Upper School students volunteer in a wide variety of community agencies, organizations and schools.
A popular term in higher education today, service learning is a balance between service to the community and academic learning. Linking the terms "service" and "learning" symbolizes the central role of reflection (often through journal writing or small group discussions) as integral to the process of learning through a service experience. According to recent studies, 61% of all college students received academic credit for service work, 11% of all colleges and universities have a graduation requirement related to public service, and 17% of all institutions consider service experience during the admission process.
Opportunity for student learning, while offering a service, usually out in the community; for example, a student who volunteers in a child care center would have the opportunity to learn about child development from direct experience.
An educational experience that combines learning with unpaid community service.
A form of education that promotes social responsibility and service to the community.
a great way to get your GPA up while doing something good for the community
an amazing program, which I would highly recommend to any student
an important skill for youth to learn
Service learning is an educational experience based upon a collaborative partnership between college and community. Learning through service enables students to apply academic knowledge and critical thinking skills to meet genuine community needs. Through reflection and assessment, students gain deeper understanding of course content and the importance of civic engagement. Service-learning courses are taught each term in a variety of departments at Berea College.
Educational model in which learning opportunities are derived from structured service activities rather than traditional classrooms
Service learning is a valuable component of the Middle School curriculum. Each term advisories spend one half day at an off-site, work together with their peers and advisor on-site, and return to prepare a reflective presentation for groups that might visit the same site in the future. Service learning projects expose the students to many community issues, including poverty, hunger, discrimination, elder care, and conservation.
The incorporation of active community service requirements into a structured curriculum that emphasizes the connections between service experiences, citizenship values, and academic learning. In some school districts it is a mandatory requirement for graduation.
This learning involves students in community service as part of an academic class. Students relate the service experience to class objectives through learning activities as structured reflection.
Community or service work that is done as part of a class or program. Specific settings vary by topic and school; opportunities might be as diverse as tutoring, building houses or assisting a local theatre. Service learning requirements connect academic study to citizenship and are required by many colleges for graduation.
A method of teaching, learning and reflecting that combines academic classroom curriculum with meaningful youth service throughout the community. As a teaching methodology, it falls under the category of experiential education. More specifically, it integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, encourage lifelong civic engagement, and strengthen communities.
Service learning is an instructional method that combines community service with a structured school-based opportunity for reflection about that service, emphasizing the connections between service experiences and academic learning. Although most service-learning activities vary by educational purpose, most programs balance students' need to learn with recipients' need for service. Students benefit by acquiring skills and knowledge, realizing personal satisfaction and learning civic responsibility, while the community benefits by having a local need addressed.
Programs that incorporate citizenship values into education by requiring students to perform community service. In some school districts, community service is a mandatory requirement for graduation. ( 2-08)
A structured, volunteer work experience where students provide community service in non-paid, volunteer positions to give them opportunities to apply knowledge and skills learned in school while making a contribution to local communities.
Intentional combination of community service objectives and learning opportunities that benefits both the recipient and provider of the service. Student service learning projects should be structured to link learning tasks to self-reflection so that they enrich learning, strengthen communities, and teach civic responsibility. ( learn more)
Volunteer work done by students in the community that is connected to the classroom.