Service learning is a form of project
based learning in which academic goals
are accomplished through community service.
Service learning is neither an add-on nor a diversion from the curriculum.
It is a powerful approach to teaching that provides kids with authentic
learning experiences in which they learn academic
content in a real-life, real-world
context. Properly implemented, service learning develops citizenship,
responsibility, and many other positive character
virtues, making it a highly effective character
education program in and of itself.
Here are some
useful resources that will help you do it right:
THE GOODCHARACTER SERVICE LEARNING PRIMER:
A service learning manual for teachers.
Gives step by step instructions for creating and implementing service
learning projects. Includes many examples.
LEARNING PROJECT EXAMPLES:
An abundant collection of exemplary projects for K-12. Some very
modest, some downright breathtaking.
LEARNING WEB RESOURCES:
Links to additional sources of information about service learning and organizations
that provide opportunities for young people to become involved in
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