Service-learning is identified as a high-impact educational practice (HIP) by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Interactive service-learning courses promote achievement and improve quality of learning in traditionally underserved student populations, such as students of color, the economically disadvantaged, first-generation college students, and students with different learning styles. ICCE helps faculty incorporate service-learning pedagogy into their courses, identify and connect appropriate community placement sites, and monitor students by managing potential risks in their respective sites.
Definitions of Service-Learning
At SF State we have not adopted a formal definition but we use the following to describe service-learning:
For more in depth information about what faculty should consider in using service learning, please consider the following:
- Reflection, Processing, Analysis, Critical Reflective Analysis
- Service-learning in the disciplines
- Why should faculty do community engaged teaching?
- Connect with another ICCE faculty member about service-learning
- Assessing Service Learning