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Service-Learning Course Design: What Faculty Need to Know

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Faculty members who enrich their teaching with service-learning explore the connections between their disciplines and the critical questions facing local and global society. Creating an effective and meaningful service-learning course requires careful planning and logistical know-how. You get an insightful explanation of the workings of a successful service-learning course.

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Integrating Real World Experience in the Classroom

Service-learning has tremendous potential to meet your goals for student learning while making unique contributions to addressing critical community needs.

Student service-learning enables students to deepen comprehension of course content, integrate theory with practice, increase understanding of the complexity of social issues, and sharpen their abilities to solve problems creatively and collaboratively.

Faculty members who enrich their teaching with service-learning explore the connections between their disciplines and the critical questions facing local and global society. Communities benefit from an influx of new energy and assistance to enhance the delivery of essential services.

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This seminar is for faculty members in all disciplines who seek to invigorate teaching and learning through integrating course content with real-world experience.

Creating an effective and meaningful service-learning course requires careful planning and logistical know-how. The presenter leads participants through an enthusiastic and insightful explanation of the workings of a successful service-learning course.

Topics Covered

This energetic 90-minute professional development program covers:

  • What service-learning is and what it is not
  • Fundamental principles of service-learning
  • Finding worthwhile service experiences
  • Developing mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations
  • Evaluating service experiences and learning outcomes
  • Handling logistical issues, such as risk management, transportation, and safety
  • Choosing reading and reflection activities to achieve desired learning goals
  • Preparing students for work at the service site

You’ll also receive a step-by-step course design worksheet.

Audience

This seminar is appropriate for faculty members interested in incorporating service-learning in new or existing courses. It is also designed for faculty members who are already using service-learning, but would like to enhance its quality and depth. This seminar benefits:

  • Faculty members in all disciplines
  • Teaching assistants
  • Advanced graduate students
  • Directors of service-learning, community service, and public service centers
  • Service-learning and community service staff members
  • Directors and staff of Centers for Teaching Excellence and Centers for Teaching and Learning
  • Deans, department chairs, and academic officers who support service-learning

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Product Code: PC10FA

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