What is Service-Learning?



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WHAT IS SERVICE LEARNING?


According to the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse, "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."


Service Learning at MCC...

      • Service-Learning is a credit-bearing academic experience.
      • Students participate in an organized service project or activity that meets identified community needs.
      • The academic portion of the project comes in the form of reflection assignments created by and assigned by the professor.
      • Service-Learning has been shown to provide students with further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility.
      • The service and the learning are designed to be valuable for both the student and the community partner.                                  

Service Learning Students in Action!

Getting Started:

1.  Review the Frequently Asked Questions.
2.  Review the GivePulse Student user guide under "Student Resources".
3.  Log onto GivePulse and begin looking for a community partner to serve with.
4.  See Frequently Asked Questions above and Student Resources on the Menu for next steps.

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Last Modified: 4/14/18