Service Learning: The Basics

Upcoming workshops

Service Learning and Integrated Course Design

Date: Friday, October 18, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Location: Hine Hall Conference Room 234D

About: It can be hard to know where to begin with designing a service learning course. More specifically, where do you begin thinking of service as a high-impact practice and an integrated learning opportunity that is more than just “add service and stir”? This session will draw upon CSL’s service learning taxonomy as a guide and is designed to help participants distinguish service learning from other forms of experiential learning and community service and to talk through key principles for embedding service learning as an integrated aspect of a course.

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Working with Community Partners as Co-Educators in Service Learning

Date: Thursday, October 31, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Hine Hall Conference Room 234D

About: Community partners are essential to the development of meaningful community-engaged curricular learning experiences. A well-designed experience includes identifying appropriate community partner(s) and including community partner voice in project planning. In this session, we will discuss some of the essential principles of working with community partners, specifically as co-educators in the work.

Designing Critical Reflection Assignments for Deepening Learning

Date: Friday, November 15, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Hine Hall Conference Room 234D

About: A key component of well-designed service learning is critical reflection to help students connect their service learning experience to the course’s academic content and intended learning outcomes. Going beyond “What? So What? Now What?,” this workshop will define critical reflection, discuss why it is an integral part of service learning, and offer a framework for designing and integrating it into course design.