Orientation: What is Service Learning?

Service Learning is a form of experiential learning ("Hands On") that combines service to the community with classroom learning. We include reflection on that experience and build upon civic responsibility.

Service Learning DiagramFour Components of Service Learning

  • Academic Coursework
  • Service to the Community
  • Reflection
  • Civic Engagement/Responsibility

Service Learning is different from Volunteering!

  • Volunteers serve in any way needed and leave.
  • Service learners serve to learn about course content and reflect upon how the experience has engaged them to serve in their communities, while also becoming academically strong.