Higher Education Service-learning Sourcebook

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Education - 307 pages
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Service-learning in higher education symbiotically combines community service and academic study--that both fields strengthen in the union is one reason for the movement's increasing popularity. This comprehensive guide to service-learning in colleges and universities includes:

A-Z encyclopedia of terms and concepts

Directory of service-learning programs and services at 325 colleges and universities

Resource guide to essential information culled from books, journals, Web sites, and Internet discussion groups

Directory of service-learning organizations, conferences, institutes, and training opportunities

Inventory of awards, scholarships, fellowships, internships, and grants in the field

This multi-faceted new resource is a gold mine for college administrators, faculty, students, and volunteer coordinators involved in higher education service-learning."


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1 Definitions of Terms and Concepts
2 Literature and Online Resources
3 Colleges and Universities with ServiceLearning Programs or Courses
4 ServiceLearning and Service Organizations Associations and Networks
5 Conferences Colloquia Institutes and Academies
6 Awards Scholarships Fellowships Internships and Grants
Email Questionnaire Used for Directory Entries

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Page 7 - Assessment works best when it is ongoing, not episodic; 6. Assessment fosters wider improvement when representatives from across the educational community are involved; 7. Assessment makes a difference when it begins with issues of use and illuminates questions that people really care about; 8.
Page 7 - Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning 1 . The assessment of student learning begins with educational values. 2. Assessment is most effective when it reflects an understanding of learning as multidimensional, integrated, and revealed in performance over time. 3. Assessment works best when the programs it seeks to improve have clear, explicitly stated purposes. 4. Assessment requires attention to outcomes but also and equally to the experiences that lead to those outcomes.
Page 7 - Assessment requires attention to outcomes but also and equally to the experiences that lead to those outcomes. Information about outcomes is of high importance; where students "end up" matters greatly. But to improve outcomes, we need to know about student experience along the way — about the curricula, teaching, and kind of student effort that lead to particular outcomes. Assessment can help us understand...
Page x - ... learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service that: is conducted in and meets the needs of a community and is coordinated with an elementary...
Page ix - service-learning is a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development.
Page ix - Ehrlich identifies service-learning as the various pedagogies that link community service and academic study so that each strengthens the other. The basic theory of service-learning is Dewey's: the interaction of knowledge and skills with experience is key to learning. Students learn best not by reading the Great Books in a closed room but by opening the doors and windows of experience. Learning starts with a problem and Introduction continues with the application of increasingly complex ideas and...

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ROBIN J. CREWS is visiting associate professor and acting director of the Peace Studies Program and special assistant to the academic dean at Goucher College. He is also an international faculty member of the M.A. Program in Peace and Development Studies at the Universitat Jaume I, Castellon, Spain, and the European Peace University, Stadtschlaining, Austria. Dr. Crews is founder and list owner of the Service-Learning Discussion Group and the Peace Studies Discussion Group on the Internet

under and website owner of Service-Learning: The Home of Service-Learning on the World Wide Web (http://csf.colorado.edu/sl) and Peace and Conflict: The Home of Peace Studies on the World Wide Web (http://csf.colorado.edu/peace)

d a founding editor of Communications for a Sustainable Future (CSF), located at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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