Posts Tagged: service-learning

Posts Tagged ‘service-learning’

Nov 09 2005

Service-Learning in College Writing

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  • “Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities” (National Service-Learning Clearinghouse, 2004).
  • Service and learning goals have equal weight in course projects.
  • Course work integrates reflection on the service-learning experience.
  • Service-learning projects often allow students to explore how writing conventions vary for different audiences and purposes. (2005-2006 Instructional Goal)
  • Service-learning at Elon is supported by the Kernodle Center:
  • Several English 110 faculty have incorporated service-learning in College Writing, since service-learning often allows students to participate in a multi-part writing project for a non-academic audience, while exploring writing’s capacity to change oneself and the world.
  • Online resources include the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse at:
  • If you decide to integrate service-learning, consider completing a service-learning course designation form so that students are aware that your course includes a service-learning component.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse. (2004). Welcome to service-learning. Retrieved November 7, 2005, from