Service Learning ~ What-Is-It?
What is Service Learning?
Service-learning is a best practice teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Kids learn better when they can apply their learning to real life situations. Service learning can be used at all grade levels, with any type of content.
High quality service learning:
- Links to academic content and standards.
- Is appropriate to learning goals in any content area.
- Ensures that youth are involved in assessing and responding to real, defined and meaningful community needs.
- Benefits both students and the community by combining a learning experience with a service experience.