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 …










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Civic Learning

by Stephanie T. Stokamer & Patti H. Clayton Perhaps most fundamentally, the raison d’etre for service-learning and community engagement (SLCE)—the upshot of the range of answers to the “why SLCE” question explored in the second blog post—is civic learning. Consensus …