How We Describe Immersive Learning Experiences

Interviewing teaching faculty about the pedagogies they use in their courses has been one of my primary methods of collecting data for my exploration of immersive learning practices in higher education. With each interview, I learn more about the range…

Doing service-learning well isn’t always easy, and doing service-learning poorly risks reinforcing students’ stereotypes and biases. What can facilitators do to ensure service-learning is appropriately challenging, reflective, partnered, and contextualized?

Feminist Community Engagement

by Sophia Abbot The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) lists service-learning or community-based learning among 11 high impact practices in education, and it’s not difficult to see why. The praxis (theory, practice, reflection) of service-learning promotes students’ deep…

adding a service-learning aspect to study abroad programs appears to be an excellent way to amplify and maximize the immersive learning potential of the existing experience.

International Service-Learning

by Phillip Motley Imagine a group of college students, under the guidance of a professor, working on a community-driven project where the lived experience of members of that community and the problems they would like to solve are the driving…

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Student-Faculty Partnership as Service Learning

In this post, I consider Lesnick and Cook-Sather’s (2010) proposition that we recognize student-faculty partnerships as a form of service learning through its promise to develop and enhance civic engagement and civic capacity on university campuses. Undoubtedly, service learning is…

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Toward a National Agenda for SLCE?

by Lori E. Kniffin, Patti H. Clayton, & Sarah E. Stanlick In an earlier blog post, we introduced the Service-Learning and Community Engagement Future Directions Project (SLCE-FDP). We invited you to join this learning community and contribute your own thinking in…

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Community Members on SLCE Partnerships

Compiled by Patti H. Clayton We are co-educators. That is not our organization’s bottom line, but that’s what we do. [SLCE community partner] This blog post will be a bit different than the others in this series, less an essay and…