Embedding and Assessing Service-Learning in a Learning Community
Because Learning Communities emphasize collaborative, integrative learning, they are an excellent site for embedding service-learning projects. Additionally, service-learning in the context of a learning community can help to bridge a number of divides, such as those between people of different backgrounds or the “town-gown” divide. The facilitators will discuss how they planned and implemented a service-learning project and go deeply into several different forms of assessment, which they are currently using to better understand student outcomes after participating in a service learning project. They will also discuss tips to help with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. This workshop will also include a student presenter who will share her experience in the program and data analysis of the project.
Presented at the Atlantic Center for Learning Communities Retreat, West Hartford, CT.
Service learning, Educational evaluation