Conversations about Service Learning – Integration, Mentoring, and Reflection in Service Learning Courses

04/18/2014

Contributed by Wade Pickren

Service-learning educational opportunities allow students to work with a community-based individual, group, or organization in a collaboration that also benefits the community partner. Core components of service learning courses include 1) integration of academic and disciplinary skills and knowledge with experience in real-world environments; 2) consistent faculty mentoring; and 3) opportunities for reflection.

In this interactive session, current IC faculty with experience in service learning pedagogy, and from a range of disciplines, will discuss effective techniques, outcomes, and lessons learned in the delivery of service learning courses. They will describe strategies for integrating service learning pedagogy into course design, techniques to enhance faculty mentoring of student experience, and methods for incorporating reflection in a variety of ways, including journaling, structured discussion, and post-experience analysis. This discussion session will help faculty identify ways to introduce service learning into courses that do not currently contain it as a component, and to support faculty who are already using service learning to incorporate it further into their work.

Two opportunities to participate in this conversation:
Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30 am
facilitated by Elizabeth Bergman, Aging Studies, member of the H&S Experiential Learning Committee​
(register here)

(PAST) Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
facilitated by Pat Spencer, Writing, member of the Office of Civic Engagement Service Learning Design & Implementation Workgroup

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Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Laurie Wasik at wasik@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3734. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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