Process of Service-Learning

Process of Service-learning

Students in service learning classes prepare for Service learning component of a course through a simple four step process. The four steps are preparation, action, reflection and demonstration.

Preparation

Students are prepared for the service learning activity by learning the skills and knowledge necessary to underpin the practical aspect of the course

Action

Students take part in a structured activity which incorporates the need to use learned skills and apply relevant knowledge.

Reflection

Students reflect on the services performed and how it has impacted the community. They also reflect on how they have applied their knowledge and skills in the service learning experience. Students should record their reflections in as the SL experiences is happening in order to capture an accurate record.

Demonstration

Students evidence what they have gained from the service learning experience. this can be a presentation, a report, portfolio, a group presentation

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