Service-Learning in Higher Education

Service-Learning in Higher Education

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Advocates have positioned service-learning as a real-world, real-time opportunity for students to encounter academic knowledge in a meaningful and relevant manner. Service-learning in higher education settings offers a powerful alternative to traditional models of teaching and learning. Students are encouraged to develop links to local institutions, volunteer their time, and create a special bond between the university and the community in which they live. Service-learning has become a very popular alternative to standard courses in higher education and is gaining significant popularity. This book takes a serious look at the unintended consequences and alternative conceptualizations of this mode of learning and explores what it could offer us in the future.... that the primary mission of the American university is to help realize an optimal democratic society and world. A nationally recognized leader in shaping the foundation of academic-based community service, Dr. Benson is co-executive editor of ... James Birge, Pennsylvania Campus Compact James Birge is the Executive Director of ... of the Ivory Tower: Higher Education and Democracya€ that appeared in A Blueprint for Public Scholarship at Penn State (Cohen and Yapa, Eds. 2003).

Title:Service-Learning in Higher Education
Author:Dan W. Butin
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2005-07-15


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