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ERIC Number: ED403625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
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Inviting Others To Take the Helm: Service-Learning and the Marginated Community.
Soukup, Paul A.
Experiential education, and more specifically service-learning, connects students with a different kind of education. Moreover, service-learning provides the opportunity for students to listen to voices seldom heard in academia. Experiential learning and service-learning have taken on an important role in contemporary schooling and are being adopted as a regular part of the curriculum to provide education for citizenship, an experience of community, practical applications for theoretical material, and an educational process more appealing to adult learners. By providing interaction with the marginalized community--the immigrant, the poor, the sick, the homeless, the aged--the service-learning program at Santa Clara University in California promotes a wider discourse in the communication course and invites students to take a greater responsibility for their own learning. Begun in an effort to connect the university more closely to its local community, and arising from the religious mission of the school, the program design included student contact with the local community through projects including, among others, documentary videos and studies of interpersonal interactions. (Contains 33 references; a project description that includes a list of questions for student reflection is appended.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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