Service-Learning Courses

What is Service-Learning?

Staff from the Center for Civic Engagement & Social Impact offer resources and support to faculty who are implementing service-learning in their courses and programs.

West Chester University defines academic service-learning as a teaching method that combines community service with curricular goals, as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. This growing area in higher education is distinguished from other experiential education approaches by benefiting both the provider and the recipient. For a deeper understanding of what distinguishes service-learning from other forms of volunteering, review the Furco diagram
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