What is Service-Learning?

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www.uidaho.edu/servicelearning
Service-Learning is a teaching method under which
students learn and develop through active
participation in thoughtfully organized service that:
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Meets a need in the community;
Relates to each student’s course work;
Involves reflection on the student’s part;
Creates a bridge between the university and the
communities around it.
Volunteerism
Service-Learning
Internships
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The University of Idaho values engaged
learning and has made outreach and
engagement a central part of its mission and
strategic plan.
The Service-Learning Center plays a central
role in achieving the university’s mission to
integrate outreach with teaching, research,
and creative activity to solve real-world
problems, while providing transformational
experiences for learners.
Service-Learning at UI
300%
250%
200%
Courses
150%
Community
100%
Students
50%
0%
Partners
Hours
Service-Learning at UI
2006 - 2012
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Community
◦ = a group of people who share a collective identity
and often a shared locale.
Community partner/agency
◦ = client
Community work
◦ = project work
“My community”
◦ = all of the above
Your opinion counts. Share your questions
and ideas with us!
 Service-Learning Center, Commons 330
 E-mail: [email protected]
 Phone: 208-885-7183
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