PROPOSING SERVICE-LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION. 2009 University Honors Symposium DuBois Center, NAU Saturday, April 25, 2009 Session 2a 1:00 PM Presenter: Hesham Elnagar. What is Service-Learning?.
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2009 University Honors Symposium
DuBois Center, NAU
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Session 2a 1:00 PM
Presenter: Hesham Elnagar
This presentation will address the following:
The goals of the NAU Faculty Development Teaching Academy, listed below, directly align with the goals and desires of service-learning.
“The epistemology of service-
learning is a promising revolution
that has sparked an instructional
evolution where access and
success are equated with teaching
and learning practices that
effectively link students with each
other and with their communities
as critically engaged learners.”
- Cress’s Defining a Service-Learning Pedagogy of Access and Success p.2
Cress’ Tripartite form of service-learning.
Essential Elements of Service-learning, Adapted from Campus Compact 1999.
Service-learning can be expressed from many perspectives. This figure
displays a pedagogy that includes a critical integration of progressive educational techniques with both academic objectives and community relations. It uniquely incorporates a range of ideas such as internships, community based research, service fundamentals, engagement, and academic focus.
Robert Sigmon’s three principles of service-learning:
1) Those being served control the services provided.
2) Those being served become better able to serve and be served by their own actions.
3) Those who serve also are learners and have significant control over what is expected to be learned.
Balances in Service-learning. Adapted from Sigmon’s Interpretations of Service-learning.
The following handbooks include chapters, articles, course examples, sample syllabi, recommendations, and sample forms which address important service-learning questions and issues.
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If you would like a completed copy of this thesis titled Service-learning and Civic Engagement in American Higher Education or more information on service-learning please contact Hesham Elnagar at