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Benefits of Service Learning

Benefits of Service Learning

  • Student Contributions to a Service Learning Project or Assignment include:
    • source of extra person power in the community
    • interested in making contribution to human development
    • concerned about workforce training and conscientious in service
    • relatively easy to find and recruit
    • a base of future citizen support
    • able to draw upon expertise, interest of faculty, or institution
    • encourage analysis, questions and flexibility
  • Supervisors Contributions Include:
    • mentoring of professionalism, problem solving, and skills
    • humanistic acceptance of the realities of service
    • expertise in making decisions and asserting ideas
    • recognize value of viewing their organizations' services   from a variety of  student perspectives
    • desire to assist in growth of future professionals
  • Service Learning Benefits to Students:
    • ENRICH their learning
    • REINFORCE concepts taught in their class
    • MOTIVATE them to engage with their communities
    • DEMONSTRATE theories with practical experiences
    • DEVELOPMENT of their civic literacy and work skills
    • BROADEN their perspectives about their communities
    • CONTRIBUTE their services to underserved populations and enhance community partnerships
  •  Benefits to our College:

    IMPROVED:

    • motivational base of instruction and learning
    • community and college relations
    • student preparation for work
    • student satisfaction and retention
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