On-line Graduate Service-Learning course

Posted by on May 07, 2012

Temple University – Education  5515
Graduate Service-Learning
Summer Session #2 July 9th – August 18th

In this graduate level, on-line Service-Learning course, students will actively explore and research the essential elements of community based service-learning and the wider field of experiential education. Students will research best practice models of community based service-learning.   The course will explore service-learning in a variety of settings including schools and institutions of Higher Education.  Participants will be encouraged to develop their own research questions about service-learning and to begin to answer those questions through active research. Participants will also design service-learning projects that meet the needs of their schools or organizations. The course is taught by Cynthia Belliveau, Ph.D., the former Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Service Learning Alliance and Pennsylvania Alliance for Character Education.  Contact Cynthia Belliveau at cynthia.belliveau@temple.edu, or  610 322-8434  for additional information. Cost for in-state residents is $2,061.00 and for out-of-state residents the cost is $2,883.00.

1.     To examine the theoretical, historical, practical, and political aspects of service learning.
2.      To learn how service learning, community based learning, character education, civic engagement, experiential learning and academic achievement can positively impact today’s schools and higher education institutions.
4.     To explore social and civic responsibility within classroom and institutional
5.     To assess and strengthen self-awareness and personal skills related to service and leadership.
6.      To critically consider the current research on service-learning and the implications of the research on the field.
7.      To develop research questions to personally explore through the course semester through interviews, readings, research and classroom discussions.
8.         To write and design innovative service-learning projects and lessons to support the Pennsylvania Department of Education SAS (Standards Aligned Systems).

This course is one of the strongly recommended courses for graduate
students in the School-Community Partnership Track and the Certificate of Learning in Urban Education at TEMPLE UNIVERSITY (CLUE).

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