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Service Learning is a powerful instructional methodology that provides a deeper, more integrated learning experience.
It is a teaching and learning strategy, which incorporates meaningful service with our community partners, enhances the learning of course objectives, offers ongoing opportunities for reflection, and is reciprocal in nature.
The service in Service Learning directly relates to and enhances the learning of course objectives. According to the National Commission on Service Learning, service-learning is equally as valuable as community service (volunteering) but different in that service-learning is “a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”
In the spring there is a Peace Poetry contest that has many service learning opportunities.
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