Service-learning, the integration of classroom instruction with community service projects, is rapidly gaining momentum as a successful teaching and learning strategy that benefits both students and their communities. Quick Hits for Service-Learning presents more than 80 examples of innovative curricula, developed by educators in a wide range of disciplines, designed to combine community service with instruction and reflection. Seven chapters offer tips for classroom activities that focus on the education of children and youth; civic awareness, engagement, and activism; language, literature, and communication; global studies and local outreach to exceptional populations; the study of history, the social sciences, and the arts; business, industry, and the health sciences; and the teaching of research and other "tools of the trade." Brimming with ideas that busy faculty members can easily adapt to their own classrooms, this book is a valuable reference for faculty new to the field or seasoned practitioners looking for fresh ideas.
|Publisher:||Indiana University Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.65(d)|
About the Author
M. A. Cooksey is Senior Lecturer in Humanities and Director of Service-Learning at Indiana University East, Richmond.
Kimberly T. Olivares is Administrative Manager of the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.
Table of Contents
1. The Education of Children and Youth
2. Civic Awareness, Engagement, and Activism
3. Language, Literature, and Communication
4. Global Studies and Local Outreach to Exceptional Populations
5. The Study of History, the Social Sciences, and the Arts
6. Business, Industry, and the Health Sciences
7. The Teaching of Research and Other "Tools of the Trade"
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A useful compendium of service-learning examples.