Use of Community Service-Learning placements in a course can:
- Give students a means of relating your course content to individuals, situations, and settings.
- Increase student engagement in the classroom and with course content.
- Increase student retention of the course material.
- Provide unique opportunities for assignments to relate content to observed experience.
- Give students the opportunity to learn what it means to give service and connect to a larger community.
- Facilitate greater awareness of the relevance and importance of their academic work to their life experience and career choice.
- Provide opportunities for a new role in teaching: that of mentor, guide or facilitator of learning.
- Allow for collaboration and partnering with community organizations and potentially add new dimensions to research.
- Provide the opportunity to connect teaching and research with the Values, Vision, Mission, Guiding Principles and Academic Plan of the Institution.
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