Learning Through Serving: A Student Guidebook for Service-learning Across the Disciplines
Stylus Publishing, LLC., 2005 - Education - 153 pages
Intended for college-level students who are engaged in service-learning. This book aims to enable the reader to derive the benefit from the experience - in terms of providing service to the community partner, developing his/her skills and knowledge, connecting back what she or he learns to course objectives and the framework of their discipline.
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2 Building and Maintaining Community Partnerships
3 Becoming Community
PART TWO Learning the Landscape Learning the Language
4 Groups Are Fun Groups Are Not Fun
5 Creating Cultural Connections
PART THREE Facilitating Learning and MeaningMaking Inside and Outside the Classroom
6 Reflection in Action
7 Failure with the Best of Intentions
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