Service Learning at TCC

Service Learning at TCC

Service Learning has been one of the methods of experiential learning at TCC since 1994. TCC offers a variety of courses with a service learning component and at present the College offers service learning in approximately 60 courses.

About Service Learning

Service-Learning is a teaching/learning method which is rapidly gaining popularity in colleges across the country. When you enroll in a Service-Learning course at TCC, it means the professor has agreed to include a service option or requirement in the course. You will perform community service and then relate that service to the course material in a written report, presentation, or other method of reflection of the instructor's choosing. The amount of time required for this option is entirely up to the professor and, therefore, will vary from course to course.

Service Learning combines community service with academic instruction. Service learning is a method of experiential education which combines practical experience in the community with the academic theory of the classroom. Students develop intellectual, personal, career, and civic skills and assume a more active role in their education. Service learning at TCC addresses needs in the Tulsa community while helping students meet academic, social and civic learning goals.

Students are confronted with real life experiences that enable them to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Coursework from textbooks, lectures, discussions and reflection provide an academic foundation to their service.