As we begin our course together, understanding the term, "service learning" can be very helpful in creating our foundation for future activities. A good way to acquaint ourselves with this term and its' application is to search for related scholarly literature and look at the service learning opportunities available in other settings. In order to complete this assignment, you will be asked to complete two searches and then post your information to Forum.
First, you will search for a scholarly professional journal article related to service learning, read it, and then provide information for the rest of your classmates to see.
Access the online catalogue at Kent Library and review an article from a professional journal on service learning. Second, locate a service learning website and then report information regarding that site for the rest of your classmates to see Service learning sites are frequently associated with public colleges and universities or national or governmental organiations.
To complete this assignment, you'll need to cite the journal article using APA format and then provide a paragraph summarizing the information in the article.
You'll also need to provide a web address for a service learning website and then a paragraph summarizing the contents of the website and its user friendliness.
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Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities.
According to Robert Sigmon, service-learning as an experiential education approach that is premised on "reciprocal learning" (Sigmon, 1979). It is an experience-based learning and has a pedagogical approach. Due to its communal approach, it is also called as Community Engagement which combines learning and community services in such a way that improves student growth and also common cause. Due to its potential learning outcomes and practical approach, many managements and business firms have appreciated its value and also trying to be a part of it. It is a medium of applying classroom studies to the practical platform and supports various agencies in different services to have a positive outcome.
As per the definition given by The National Youth Leadership Council, “service learning is a philosophy, pedagogy, and model for community development that is used as an instructional strategy to meet learning goals and/or content standards." It keeps the students engaged in various social and community works where they come to know the actual need and requirement of the society and also designs the future opportunities and outcomes.