"Service-learning is education in action: developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills; taking on real issues such as hunger, homelessness, and diversity; and valuing people of all ages as citizens with talents to offer." (www.nylc.org)
Service-learning courses have the potential to be some of the most meaningful courses in a student's academic career. Service-learning courses offer faculty members the opportunity to provide students with the chance to apply course concepts in a real-work situation and see the value of their education in preparing them to improve the community and world. Service-learning is a method of instruction in which students learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully designed service that
Service-learning projects do not replace class time and instruction; they are offered to enhance classroom learning. Class is not to be canceled for students to complete community experiences independently during scheduled meeting times.
The Civic and Community Engagement Office can provide faculty who are interested in incorporating service-learning into their class with any of the following services:
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