Service Learning in Grades K-8: Experiential Learning That Builds Character and Motivation

Service Learning in Grades K-8: Experiential Learning That Builds Character and Motivation

by Katherine Thomsen, Shelley Billig
     
 

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ISBN-10: 141291342X

ISBN-13: 9781412913423

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Designed to inform and inspire, Service-Learning in Grades K-8: Experiential Learning That Builds Character and Motivation examines the beneficial effects of service-learning, explores different types of service-learning projects, and explains how to start a successful program. Author Kate Thomsen offers a comprehensive research base, practical and logistical

Overview

Designed to inform and inspire, Service-Learning in Grades K-8: Experiential Learning That Builds Character and Motivation examines the beneficial effects of service-learning, explores different types of service-learning projects, and explains how to start a successful program. Author Kate Thomsen offers a comprehensive research base, practical and logistical information, and descriptions of varied programs in order to help teachers adapt this strategy to their own students' needs and interests.

Service-learning is a powerful educational tool for all students because it directly connects course content to relevant community issues, links to academic standards, engages multiple learning styles, and develops social-emotional attributes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412913423
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefacexi
About the Authorxvii
1The Power of Service-Learning1
2Research Into Practice11
3Turning Service Into Service-Learning23
4Laying the Groundwork for Service-Learning43
5Team Building and Reflection53
6Service-Learning Projects That Put Learning First73
7Service-Learning Projects That Put Service First99
8Sustaining Service-Learning Efforts121
9Service-Learning: What, So What, and Now What?129
Resources133
References135
Index139

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