Service Learning Primer
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Much of what we learn in life comes from reflecting on our experiences. Here is where we find probably the biggest difference between service learning and community service. Service learning requires that we provide structured time for students to think, talk, and write about what they did and observed during the service activity. Without reflection, we lose a great opportunity to maximize student learning.
By engaging the students in all these different kinds of reflection, you can optimize the learning part of the service learning experience.
(Thanks to the Close Up Foundation for the ideas on this page.)
The next few pages will help you address this critically important element of your project.
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