What is Service-Learning?. Diana Kornfeld Regional Coordinator for DESE [email protected] 816-537-8520 816-807-1184. Objectives Today:. What is Service-Learning? What is the difference between Service-Learning and Community Service?
“…a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”
National studies suggest that students in effective
If students remove trash from a streambed:
they are providing a service to the community as volunteers
THAT is service-learning!
Direct--Teach/tutor younger students, hand out re-useable trash bags
Indirect--Hand out informational brochures about an environmental concern
Advocacy--Write letters to state representative about the water quality in a nearby stream, present to the school board about a concernTypes of Service