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This paper explores what service-learning is and how it is intended to benefit both the community and the student participants. Service-learning is a combination of community service and experiential education. The primary goal is providing for a community need, even as the experiential education aspect advances student learning and academic goals. Scholars involved in service-learning emphasize that reflection is at the heart of the service-learning experience, transforming the experience so that service and learning inform and support each other. Service-learning in higher education is increasing dramatically as educators seek to improve instructional quality and to make a difference in their communities. Service-learning appears to be a method of instruction that offers a means of addressing some of the goals in higher education with the potential to help meet community needs as defined by the community. (SLD)

Descriptors: College Students, Community Needs, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Service Learning

Autor: Giddings, Louise R.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=4781&id=ED475416

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