Service Learning

Service Learning is an instructional method that uses experiential education to assist students in acquiring a deeper understanding of and appreciation for underlying concepts, ideas, and principles associated with a course of study, while also promoting and strengthening the idea of democratic citizenship. In Service Learning, experiential learning is not just learning by doing. It combines direct, hands-on experience with guided reflections and analysis of what is being done, how the student is responding to the experience, what the student feels are the good and the bad aspects of the experience, how the student would change the learning process and environment, what the student has learned about the mission and infrastructure of the agency he or she is working with, and what the student sees as his or her responsibility and future role in the community.