ERIC Number: ED476278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings from the Service-Learning Strand. NCA 2001 Summer Conference: Engaging 21st Century Communication Students.
Smith, Michael F.; Levin, Shirlee; Weintraub, Sara Chudnovsky
At its essence, service-learning is a pedagogical practice that links meaningful community service with course objectives. Service-learning is a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students participate in organized service activities that meet identified community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility. Communication is both the product of and the component of effective service-learning. This Proceedings from the Service-Learning strand at the National Communication Association's 2001 Summer Conference contains the following sections: Essential Facts (Overview); FAQ (7 Questions); and Guiding Principles and Recommendations. It contains a summary of presentations of the Service Learning Strand--"Developing Service Learning Assignments and Activities" (Michael Smith), "Developing Mutually Beneficial Relationships with Community Partners" (Kimberly M. Cuny), "Providing Opportunities for Structured Student Reflection" (Shelly Hinck), and "Assessing Project Outcomes for Students and the Community" (Shirlee Levin). (NKA)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Communication Skills, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Service Learning, Student Participation
For full text: http://www.natcom.org/Instruction/summerconf/summerconf.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Communication Association, Annandale, VA.