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

Service Learning is different from Volunteering!

  • Volunteers serve in any way needed and leave.
  • 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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