Weekly Digest #58: Service Learning: Further Readings and Resources
Last week, we had a blog post about Service Learning as an innovative and engaging teaching concept. Due to the vital interest in further information about this teaching strategy, we thought it would be a good idea to provide some more resources in this week’s digest.
Although there is a lot of positive things that can come out of Service Learning, Randy Stoecker argues that most Service Learning classes focus too much on the learning part and less so on the service part. In his book, “Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement”, he talks about this issue and in this blog post his main points are summarized in an interview. A good read to raise awareness for this issue.
After a brief overview on Service Learning is given, you will find different ways of implementing it in your classroom – depending on what you want to focus on. Different models are described and strategies on how to integrate Service Learning in an existing course are discussed.
5) Examples of Service-Learning Projects by University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
If you are interested in Service Learning, but need inspiration on what to do exactly check out this list of examples of Service Learning projects. Service Learning is feasible in pretty much any discipline and this list helps to come up with ideas.
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