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More and more, students, instructors, and institutions are seeing how service learning--a means of combining community service with academic education--enhances the studies, careers, and overall lives of students as they work toward becoming civic-minded citizens and leaders. Service-Learning Companion provides guidance to students who have enrolled in a program with a service-learning component, or a special individual course that focuses on service learning. Its versatile structure allows instructors to implement it as a companion to a main text or to use it as a stand-alone text. Concise and affordable, this text provides clear definitions of service learning terminology, a theoretical foundation, a step-by-step process of implementation and assessment, and specific examples. Hands-on exercises that allow students to respond to real-life situations and practice their responses in the classroom prepare them to perform effectively in communities.
Table of Contents
|What Is Service-Learning?|
|Service-Learning at a Glance|
|Commitment to Community Partnership|
|Learning and Academic Rigor Intentional|
|Reflective Thinking Practice of Civic Responsibility|
|The Kolb Experiential Learning Cycle|
|Why Do Service-Learning?|
|Becoming Good Citizens|
|Preparing to Live as Citizens in Community|
|The Value and Virtue of Citizenship|
|Service-Learning in the Aristotelian|
|Tradition Levels of Engaged Citizenship|
|A Personal Case of Engagement Leadership|
|Conflict Resolution, and Teamwork|
|Avoiding Stereotypes, Acknowledging Privilege, and Embracing Diversity|
|Social Change Wheel|
|Preparing for Your Future|
|Transferable Skills and Intentional Learning|
|Academic and Cognitive Abilities|
|Social and Interpersonal Skills|
|Finding Your Calling Career Understanding|
|Work Preparedness, and Equipped for the Future (EFF) Skills|
|How Does Service-Learning Work?|
|Participating in an Integrated Experience|
|Roles of Service-Learning Participants|
|Campus Facilitators, Community Partners, and Students|
|Identifying Learning Objectives and Outcomes|
|Organizing for Service-Learning Success|
|The CARC Learning Cycle|
|Contemplation, Action, Reflection, and Commitment|
|Contemplation Action Reflection Commitment|
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