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.
For youth, teachers, administrators, community members, and parents, Service-Learning offers a dynamic path toward more engaging classroom and service experiences.
OneOC’s Service-Learning program is working with schools throughout Orange County to build community gardens and promote awareness of World Oceans Day. Click the links below to learn how you can incorporate these projects into your Service-Learning program:
More Service-Learning Resources:
SLICE is an easy-to-search database full of hundreds of high-quality service-learning lesson plans, syllabi, and project ideas. Lesson plans are submitted by educators and service-learning practitioners.
A key component of designing high-quality service-learning activities is making sure that the service experience is closely linked to specific academic content standards.
Service-Learning–Bring Learning to Life!
Thousands of community-based organizations engage millions of young people in service and service-learning. Though research in K-12 and higher education settings shows a wide range of benefits of effective service-learning (RMC Research, 2006), much less is known about the actual value or benefits of service and service-learning in community-based settings. This fact sheet highlights some of the emerging knowledge in this field based on theory, process evaluations, and field wisdom–knowing that more rigorous research is needed.
Source: Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Search Institute, Dec. 2007
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