ERIC Number: ED405930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Pima Community College Service Learning Handbook.
Soltys, Frank W.
Intended to promote and describe service learning at Arizona's Pima Community College (PCC), this handbook reviews the roles of teachers and students and provides tips for incorporating service learning into the curriculum. Following an introduction, the mission of service learning at PCC is described, indicating that it emphasizes community service and reflection about that service to promote meaningful learning about the community served, civic responsibility, the self, and coursework. Next, an overview of service learning and Center for Service Learning (CSL) at PCC's West Campus is presented, describing intended outcomes of service learning and six elements of an effective program. Strategies for incorporating service learning into the curriculum are then provided, focusing on classroom options and the use of cooperative efforts and internships, and the logistics of teaching a service learning course are addressed, including time commitments, transportation, placement, and communication among participants. Following a description of teaching strategies and supplements, including assessment methods and the use of journals as a vehicle for reflection, five key roles of the CSL are reviewed. The faculty member's role in ensuring an effective service learning program and students rights and responsibilities in the process are then listed. Finally, the role of supervisors at community agencies is described. (HAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ.