Experiential Learning in H&S

Service Learning Rubric

Course Defining Characteristics

  • Requires enough service to make experience significant
  • Real-life experience not wholly constructed, and therefore with elements of the unknown and unexpected
  • Includes structured reflection during and after the service experience
  • Connects and integrates classroom material
  • Involves cooperative experiences and promotes skills associated with community involvement and citizenship  

Key Terms for Student Learning Outcomes

  • Deeper understanding of concepts
  • Problem-solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to identify issues in a real-world situation
  • Ability to work in a team

Expectations of Instructor

  • Mentoring is consistent throughout
  • Student engages in structure reflection throughout
  • Ongoing community site evaluations by the faculty member in concert with the community partner
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