What is Service-Learning? Learn and Serve America’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse www.servicelearning.org National Commission on Service-Learning
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Learn and Serve America’s
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
“…a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”
Adapted from the National and Community Service Act of 1990
If students remove trash from a streambed:
they are providing a service to the community as volunteers
THAT is service-learning!
Service-learning can also be organized and offered by community organizations with learning objectives or structured reflection activities for their participants
Changes in both the recipient and the provider of the service
ContextsMany roads to service-learning
National studies suggest that students in effective
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