ERIC Number: EJ783966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
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Learning by Doing: Implementing Community Service-Based Learning
Crump, Jeff R.
Journal of Geography, v101 n4 p144-152 Jul 2002
Community-based Learning (CSBL) is based on the idea that learning is facilitated when the classroom is linked with real-world experience. This paper presents an overview of the pedagogical basis of community service-based learning (CSBL) and compares CSBL projects carried out in two very different settings. The findings indicate that in order to implement CSBL successfully, instructors need to plan ahead, develop partnerships with community organizations, and allow community groups to guide student projects. It is also important to recognize that the full benefits of CSBL are only gained when students, community members, and instructors spend time reflecting on the CSBL experience.
Descriptors: Student Projects, Service Learning, Community Organizations, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis, Learning Experience, Community Development
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