Seven Steps To Service Learning: A Practical Approach To Course Design
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Nearly 30 years of research demonstrate that service-learning pedagogy enriches student learning by providing relevant, practical experience and instilling lifelong civic engagement and responsibility. While the value of service-learning programs is well documented, faculty and administrators often find it challenging to navigate tricky and time-consuming logistics inside and outside the campus environment.
This webinar will provide participants with basic knowledge and confidence to get on the right track. They will gain an understanding of the historical context and positive effects of service learning on students, the campus, and the surrounding community. Participants will also learn a proven, seven-step course development model that will take them through each critical phase of designing a successful service-learning course. While primarily designed for novices, this presentation will also benefit faculty and staff currently involved in service learning, as the presenter will reinforce guiding service-learning principles and provide new ideas for accomplishing goals.
Participants will learn how to develop a service-learning course via seven steps:
- Define student learning outcomes
- Define scholarship and/or creative activity outcomes (faculty)
- Plan community collaboration
- Design the course
- Handle logistics, contracts, and risk management
- Incorporate pedagogical tools (reflection, analysis, delivery, and display)
- Perform meaningful assessment
Who Should Attend?
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Faculty (full and part-time)
- Instructional and Student Services Deans
- Student Success/Retention Specialists
- Instructional Coordinators
- Department Chairs
- Graduate Teaching Assistants
- Education Majors
- Community Partners
- Anyone interested or involved in service-learning programs