ERIC Number: ED481957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To Serve, Serving To Learn: A View from Higher Education. Integrating Service-Learning into Curriculum: Lessons Learned. Teacher Education Consortium in Service-Learning.
This collection of papers includes lessons learned from a 3-year collaboration among faculty who had pursued a scholarly inquiry of service-learning, integrated service-learning into their curricula, altered their teaching, forged partnerships with community based organizations, and developed measures and methodologies for assessing results. The project was designed to introduce faculty to service-learning pedagogy and help them implement service-learning instruction and integrate service learning into curricula. Chapter 1, "An Introduction to Service-Learning" (Nomsa E. Geleta and Juanita Gilliam), defines service-learning and its application in teacher education programs and as: a Maryland state initiative, an effective teaching strategy, a reform strategy, and a conduit for meeting educational standards. Chapter 2, "Curriculum Integration," presents descriptions of the courses that instructors taught and infused with service-learning. Chapter 3, "Teacher Education Service-Learning Assessment" (Douglas Ball), helps beginners develop a perspective on the complexity of service-learning, specifically for measuring the impact of service-learning projects conducted within teacher education courses. Chapter 4, "Learning in the Context of Service: Concluding Thoughts" (Edward Robeck, Barbara Laster, Joel T. Jenne, and Elizabeth H. Brooks), discusses varied approaches to service-learning, reaching through difference with a commitment to serve, and the structure of and benefits from service-learning. (Chapters contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Service Learning, State Standards, Student Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://www.servicelearning.org/article/archive/275/.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC.
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland