Learning is an educational method by which participants learn
and develop through active participation in service that is
conducted in and meets the needs of a community. Service learning
is coordinated with a school or community service program
and with the community. It is integrated into and influences
the lifelong learning of a participant and includes structured
time for the participants to reflect on the service experience.
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Learning Pyramid (PDF) Service-Learning projects are good
examples of "Practice by Doing" and "Teach
Others/Immediate Use of Learning".
Solving Worksheet A
helpful guide for problem solving that provides a structure
to follow to make sure nothing is overlooked.
Quest for Human Dignity Grade 5 Interdisciplinary Unit
Service Learning Project: Super Scoopers
and Serve America Learn and Serve America supports and
encourages service-learning throughout the United States,
and enables over one million students to make meaningful contributions
to their community while building their academic and civic
Service-Learning Partnership A nationwide network of members
advancing service-learning as a core part of every young person's
National Youth Leadership Council
Increasing the capacity of schools and communities to engage
young people in active learning and service.
of Reading The Joy of Reading Program pairs upper elementary
students with preschool or kindergarten children. The elementary
prepare and read aloud to the younger children in order to
strengthen the language and literacy skills of their preschool
buddies, but also to improve their own reading fluency and
comprehension skills and their self-esteem.
Service learning engages students in a three-part process:
classroom preparation through explanation and analysis of
theories and ideas; service activity that emerges from and
informs classroom context; and structured reflection tying
service experience back to specific learning goals. Service
learning opportunities for students are an ideal way to encourage
students to help others, promote scholarly achievement, and
overcome academic and civil disengagement.
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