Graduate course on Service-Learning at Temple

Posted by on May 21, 2004

Course Description

Service learning is growing in use among faculty at all levels and in all disciplines and is now a graduation requirement in many school districts, colleges, and states (including Philadelphia and Temple?s Teacher Preparation program). This growth is accompanied by a healthy debate about the purposes of service learning, the ways it should be linked to a curriculum, how and what participants learn from it, how it should relate to the community, who benefits from it, and how.

In this course, we will explore these issues and relate them to the practice, research, and theory of service learning in the urban context. The course involves hands-on experience, readings, discussion, and reflection. Each of you will select a particular focus and become involved in a service learning project that will be an important source of personal and class reflection throughout the term and will be presented orally, visually, and in writing at the end of term.

The service learning you undertake may relate to something with which you are already involved or you may choose to participate in an existing service learning project to which I will provide entry. This may include working with the undergraduate Service Learning course (Education 224) in the Teacher Education Program.

Education 554 is one of four courses comprising the Graduate Certificate of Study in Urban Education. Consult with me for more information on the certificate.

For more information, contact Dr. Novella Keith,

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