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.
|Publication date:||15th November 2010|
|Author:||Mary A. Cooksey|
|Publisher:||Indiana University Press|
|Categories:||Teaching skills & techniques,|
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.More About Mary A. Cooksey