I piloted service learning into my three CPD 150 classes (“Strategies for College Success”) Fall 2016 with hopes of integrating authentic educational experiences with real life applications by meeting the needs of both students and volunteer agencies in our community. I worked closely with Landis Elliott in establishing an innovative way to bring service learning into the CPD curriculum while fulfilling EMCC’s “Learning College” philosophy. By adding service learning to the CPD learning objectives, students were able to apply in-class learning (communication skills, time management, critical thinking skills, career networking, leadership skills, etc.) to authentic practice in the community. At the end of the semester each student created a Prezi oral presentation to class members and guests where they reflected in words and photographs the contribution they had made to the agency in their service learning experience. As a result, I will continue requiring service learning in my CPD classes.
Integrating Service Learning With EMCC's Learning Philosophy
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