ERIC Number: ED434856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Service Learning Teacher Training Manual. A Guide for Trainers To Help Teachers Use Service Learning within the Curriculum.
Designed for teachers who view service learning as a teaching strategy to improve instruction, this guide assumes that participants in the training are teachers who will use service learning to help their students achieve the objectives of the school curriculum. Some of the training sessions, such as reflection and defining service learning, may be useful for non-school-based programs as well. Most of the guide, however, is shaped by the belief that service learning is "good education." Service learning is as an experiential teaching strategy with an ultimate aim of promoting student understanding of established content, concepts, and skills. Intended to help teachers add service learning to their repertoire of instructional methods, the guide outlines 10 training sessions emphasizing curricular relevance, cognitive reflection, and experiential pedagogy. Following a brief introduction, the 10 sessions are entitled: (1) "Defining Service Learning"; (2) "Curriculum Infusion"; (3) "Reflection"; (4) "Experiential Education and Active Learning"; (5) "Student Involvement"; (6) "Community Involvement"; (7) "Assessment"; (8) "Citizenship Competencies and Service Learning"; (9) "Policy"; and (10) "Project Evaluation." Planning sheets also are provided. The guide models active learning strategies throughout each session. The design encourages teachers to talk among themselves in various group settings, to develop assessment criteria, to trade ideas and experiences, and to use new information in concrete ways. (Each session contains references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA.