Service Learning: The Basics

Upcoming Workshops

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Service Learning for Social Change: An Introduction to Critical Service Learning

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Location: CSL Conference Room, Hine Hall, IP 234

About: Service learning, when done well, is known to be a high-impact educational practice that leads to deeper student learning while engaging both the campus and community in mutually beneficial partnerships. While the term service learning and its evolving practice has been taking hold in higher education for many years, there is over a decade of growing body of literature advocating for a more “critical” approach to service learning, an approach with an explicit social justice focus (Mitchell, 2008). This workshop will introduce the concepts and tenets of critical service learning and equity-mindedness for consideration in service learning courses and project design. This workshop is introductory in nature and aims to present critical service learning as a pedagogical model for designing and integrating service learning with a social justice lens—one that integrates and activates all four of the Profiles for Undergraduate Success at IUPUI. Opportunities for future discussion, reflection, and resource sharing will be discussed.

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Assessing Civic Learning and Civic Mindedness

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Location: CSL Conference Room, Hine Hall, IP 234

About: In this workshop, attendees will learn more about the construct of the civic-minded graduate (CMG) as a framework for assessing and documenting civic learning and civic-minded development among students engaged in a service learning or community engaged learning opportunity. The workshop will also introduce participants to the IUPUI+ Profiles of Learning and discuss the connection between learning outcomes of the CMG with the IUPUI+ Profiles of Learning.

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