|Box lunch session focuses on service learning|
The President’s Strategic Plan encourages us to engage students in service learning, but how can we best incorporate this component into our classes?
The April 5 On Teaching session, "Service Learning: Methods, Mishaps, and Miracles" will discuss ways service is like an extra “text” to study along with the more traditional class material. It can allow students to see first-hand the concepts they’re learning about in class, or it can complicate those concepts in interesting ways. But for being so educationally valuable, service is also a highly unpredictable text. How are the logistics arranged? What happens when plans fall through? What if a service experience does not produce the expected opportunities? How do you help students make the connection between what they’re studying in class and what they’re observing through their service?
Students from Hon 292: Coming to America have been working with the local refugee population all semester as they’ve been studying the immigration experience. We’ll use our experiences to explore ways to effectively work service into the curriculum to create meaningful educational opportunities.
To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Tuesday, April 3.
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost of Assessment, Academic Affairs, email@example.com, 777-6381