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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
April 17, 2014
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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.

Related Information Title Type
2012 CSL and Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations (UDLE) Document
2012 Community-Engaged Scholarship Document
2012 Faculty Handbook Document