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Service-Learning

Service-Learning is an excellent way to incorporate classroom objectives into student experiences.  The literature on this subject is comprehensive and clear: service-learning invigorates educational subjects, improves student retention of material, and helps develop critical thinking.  (Eyler, Giles, Stenson, and Gray, 2001) 


 

Academic service learning is, essentially, a form of experiential learning where students integrate community service with the structured learning taking place in the classroom to enrich their learning of the course material.  In addition, Service-Learning helps students develop critical reflection, deepens their understanding of the complex causes of social problems, and enhances their skills in working collaboratively.

Service-Learning is more than just merely volunteering; it provides a level of critical thinking not obtained through regular volunteerism.  Since the service is academically anchored, it enhances what students are learning in a class and gives them an opportunity to actively reflect on what they are learning because of the experience.

After reviewing numerous available definitions of service-learning in the large body of literature related to engaged learning, the Committee agreed that the following definition for the National Service-learning Clearinghouse (www.servicelearning.org) best suited the needs of APSU:

 “Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” 

CRN

Course Name

Course #

Instructor

2058

Adapted Physical Education

3010

Lewis

1005

Public Speaking

COMM 2045

Arrington

1019

Public Speaking

COMM 2045

Arrington

3023

Intro to Nonprofits & Grant Writing 

PSY 4610

Hock

2581

Literature for Children

Reading 4050

Stone

2545

Design Center 

ART 4130 

Bush

 2818  Effective Inclusion Strategies  SPED 4340  TBA

3041

Intro to Health Services 

AHS 1010

Latchem

2762

Sustaining Biodiversity 

BIO 2400

Schiller

COMM 2400 – Media Writing
COMM 4020 – Communications in Organizations
COMM 3910 – Media Relations
COMM 2045 – Public Speaking
COMM 4910 - PR campaigns
COMM 2000 - News Reporting
COMM 4760 - Video Production II
CSCI 4930 - Topics
HIST 2010 - American History I
HIST 2020 – American History II
SOC 3750 – Population Dynamic
SOC 4850 – Sociology of Food
SOC 1010 - Intro to Sociology
SOC 4910 - Sr. Capstone
WS 2060 – Intro to LGBTQ
WS 2050 – Women & Culture
ENG 1020 – Composition 2
ENG 1010 E – Composition 1
ENG 1010 – Composition 1
ENG 2030 - World Literature
ENG 4600 - Special Topics
ENG 3010 – American Literature
READING 4050 - Literature for Children
LDEV 3200 – Community, Leadership, Strategy, Social Change
SW 3530 – Social Work and Military
SW 3700 - Child Welfare II
ACCT 4490  - Special Problems in  Accounting
BIO 4080 – General Ecology
BIO 4330 - Aquatic Biology & Water Quality
BIO 2440 - Sustaining Biodiversity
HHP 3190 – Rhythms, Plays and Games
HHP 2120 – Rhythmic Movement & Education
HHP 3010 – Adapted Physical Education
HHP 2030 - Youth and Adolescent Health
Spanish 2010 – Intermediate Spanish
Spanish 304 A - Study Abroad
Spanish 304 B - Study Abroad
AHS  1010– Intro to Health Care Professions
ART 4130 – Design Center
ART 4050 - Ceramics III
ART 324 - History of Native American Art & Culture

Honors 300x – Colloquim
MedTech 4490 - Clinical Chemistry  &  Urinalysis  
POLS 451 -  Applied Polling and Survey Research
POLS 4260 - Campaign Strategy
AGRI 4450 - Honeybee Biology and Beekeeping
PHIL 3050 - Religious Ethics

SPED 4340 - Effective Inclusion Strategies 

Alexandra Wills Director, Center for Service - Learning & Community Engagement
Tracy Nichols Instructor, Communication Department
Marsha Lyle - Gonga Assistant Professor, Political Science
Elaine Berg Associate Professor, Library 
Sue Evans Associate Professor, Professional Studies
Perry Scanlan Associate Professor, Allied Health
Jill Eichhorn Associate Professor, Languages & Literature
Christina Hicks Goldston Assistant Professor, Communication Department