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The Benefits of Service-Learning

November 8 2018

The term “service-learning” is older than I am, but not by much. First used in 1967, service-learning initially comprised a set of beliefs and best practices, without a mutually agreed upon definition of what it is. Not surprisingly, by 1990 there were nearly 150 definitions of what service-learning meant. While many definitions of the term are still in usage today, I like the following:

Service-learning is a collaborative teaching and learning strategy designed to promote academic enhancement, personal growth and civic engagement. Students render meaningfu [...]

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