Service learning is a form of experiential learning that allows students to test theories learned in the classroom, enhance problem-solving skills within a community environment, and work collaboratively with diverse groups of people. Faculty-led reflection ties the service experience to principles, ideals, course content, and student transformation.
Courses with a service learning component are indicated in the course selections on Registration Guides for each semester. If a student is interested in taking a service learning course and does not see one listed, encourage your faculty advisors to include service learning projects in their classes.
Print Resources located in the Experiential Learning and Career Development Center
- Introduction to Service-Learning Toolkit - Readings and Resources for Faculty, Campus Compact, 2000
- Service Matters- The Engaged Campus, Campus Compact, 1999
- Fundamentals of Service-Learning Course Construction, Heffernan, 2001
- A Practitioner’s Guide to Reflection in Service-Learning, Eyler, Giles, Schmiede, 1996
- Service-Learning and The First-Year Experience: Preparing Students for Personal Success and Civic Responsibility, Zlotkowski, 2002
1817 Linden Street
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Other hours by appointment
Telephone: (610) 921-7630
Fax: (610) 921-7635
Experiential Learning and Career Development Center
P.O. Box 15234
Reading, PA 19612-5234