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ERIC Number: ED573436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
An Introduction to Service Learning Pedagogy
Chenarani, Kiarash
Online Submission
Many higher education institutions and discipline-specific associations have embraced service-learning as a way to join campuses (and specifically, academic departments across the curriculum) with their communities to positively respond to community challenges and opportunities for collaboration. Hundreds of definitions of service-learning exist internationally, many of which are informed by definitions used by national organizations such as Campus Compact, the Corporation for National Service or the National Society for Experiential Education. Service-learning can be defined as both an educational philosophy and a pedagogical technique for combining community service with academic objectives. Academic Service-Learning is a teaching methodology which utilizes a community involvement component as a means for students to gain a deeper understanding of disciplinary course objectives and to gain a deeper understanding of civic life and participation through structured reflection. This paper is a brief introduction to service learning.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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