Welcome to the Center for Service Learning
...located in Financial Referral Center, Parks 308
Making a Difference through Education!
Service Learning is a hands-on/application-based teaching method characterized by student participation in organized service activities that are connected to specific learning outcomes.
- Service Learning provides structured time for student reflection; connecting the service experience to specific course content.
- Service Learning meets identified community needs.
Service Learning enhances the learning environment by...
- Creating applications for academic concepts/theories connected to the local community.
- Allowing for new perspectives.
- Providing a personal experience for course content to help you engage, reflect, and succeed.
Your service project literally becomes a living text that is brought into the classroom. Much like the way an instructor chooses the books for a course, they give you specific service sites to choose from to focus your learning.
- You are sent to a specific environment for a specific purpose.