Orientation: What is Service Learning?

Service Learning is a form of experiential learning that combines service to the community with classroom learning and reflect on that experience and build civic responsibility.

Service Learning DiagramFour Components of Service Learning

  • Academic Coursework
  • Service to the Community
  • Reflection
  • Civic Engagement/Responsibility

The Difference Between Service Learning and Volunteering

Volunteers serve in any way needed and leave, whereas service learners serve to learn about course content and reflect upon how the experience has engaged them to serve in their communities, while also becoming academically strong.

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