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Service-Learning Courses and Syllabi
What makes a course a service-learning course?
- The course integrates academic objectives with service experiences
to facilitate student learning, personal and social growth,
and civic responsibility.
- It utilizes community-based service experiences with clear
expectations and responsibilities to address a community need
determined in partnership with the community. Participants include
faculty, students, community-based organization, and clients.
- Oral and written reflection on the service experience is incorporated
into the course.
- Learning outcomes are clear, explicit, and structured to
maximize the achievement of course objectives.
- Assessment of learning and evaluation of service experiences
by both faculty and students are integrated into the course.
- Service-Learning Course Descriptions
100+ descriptions of courses, sorted according to discipline,
offered at Campus Compact member campuses in Vermont, Maine,
Ideas For Combining Service & Learning Florida International
Internal and External Outcomes of Service-Learning Collaborations
(Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges)
Big Dummy's Guide to Service Learning 27 Simple Answers
to Good Questions on: Faculty, Programmatic, Student, Administrative,
& Non-Profit Issues
Career and Community Learning Center (CCLC) at University
of Minnesotra offers students, community partners, faculty and
staff a range of information and resources about service-learning
and community involvement.
Participatory Research Course Syllabi and Course Materials
University of Washington
Interdisciplinary Research Course Description "The
African Refugee Population in Buffalo" University at Buffalo
Guide to Service-Learning Program Evaluation
Service-Learning in Quantitative Methods Economics Courses
Non-core economics courses, such as Women and Gender Economics
and Economics of Caring, appear to lend themselves more easily
into incorporating service and experiential learning than the
core theoretical and quantitative courses. The author believes
that quantitative courses like statistics and econometrics can
also be adapted to successfully incorporate service-learning.
Creativity in Economics: The Service Learning Project
The authors found that the success of the service learning project
is affected by the degree of integration among the institution
and the public and private community agencies. Through such
integration, both the students and the community receive greater
benefits from increased knowledge and joint activities.
and Serve America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
Library The purpose of the NSLC Library is to collect and
disseminate the best information and materials related to service-learning
for Learn and Serve America grantees and others.
- Learning In
Deed. This site is a tool for becoming informed about and
involved in service-learning.
the Invisible Hand to Work: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning
This book offers an overview of the theoretical and practical
aspects of service learning in economics so that economics instructors
may begin to design service-learning programs for their own
Rubric for the Institutionalization of Service-Learning in Higher
and the Economics Course: Theory and Practice
This paper overviews the recent reexamination of the economics
classroom including a discussion of the links between active,
experiential, and service-learning. The authors then provide
a detailed application of one form of service-learning, student-based
instruction, for a managerial economics course.
Course Criteria Matrix UC Berkeley
- SLICE (Service-Learning
Ideas and Curricular Examples) Learn and Serve Americas
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse. Search by discipline
or area of service, and add your own examples.
(Service-Learning Integrated throughout a College of Engineering)
includes service-learning projects for science and math.
The Course Offerings button will lead you to a list of courses
by dept. and the projects they did each year. The Project Examples
button gives more detail about some of the projects including
project handouts, where available.
Self-Assessment for Service-Learning
Economics of Poverty Using a Service-Learning Approach
Over the last several years, a new concept has been introduced
to college curriculum called Service-Learning. In
an attempt to incorporate this concept into an Economics course,
a class was created to study the Economics of Poverty.
The class drew students from all majors and combined basic economic
theory, a survey of literature pertinent to poverty and an experiential
Studies/Urban Planning Syllabi Several examples may be of
interest to you on the Campus Compact website.