ERIC Number: EJ1049776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
Service-Learning and Philanthropy: Implications for Course Design
Hatcher, Julie A.; Studer, Morgan L.
Theory Into Practice, v54 n1 p11-19 2015
Developing good citizens is an historic role for higher education (Sullivan & Rosin, 2008) and the emergence of service-learning as a pedagogical strategy has heightened attention to the intentional educational objectives to be addressed in higher education. This article examines the role of service-learning in developing philanthropic values and behaviors in students that can influence their postgraduate years through careers, civic activities, and family life. Unlike other forms of community-based education (e.g., cooperative education, internship), service-learning extends beyond "serving to learn," to "learning to serve" (see Chang, this issue) through being involved in community activities (e.g., advocacy, community organizing, volunteering). Two of the explicit dimensions of preparing civic-minded graduates are increasing knowledge of the nonprofit sector and volunteer opportunities and increasing commitment to be involved in the community, both of which can be achieved through service-learning (Steinberg, Hatcher, & Bringle, 2011).
Descriptors: Service Learning, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Values Education, Educational Objectives, Curriculum Design, Nonprofit Organizations, Higher Education, Citizen Participation, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Enrichment Activities, Student Projects, Class Activities, Reflection, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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