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Service Learning

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has" ~ Margaret Mead

Add Service Learning To Your Course

 Service Learning = Volunteer Service + Connection to Course Material

  • Add Service Learning to your Syllabi Service Learning can be offered as a requirement, assignment option, or extra credit

  • Assign students a Service Learning Reflection Assignment  The difference between volunteer work and Service Learning is the reflection component, where students connect their experience to what they are learning in class. Use this assignment or create your own

  • Direct Students to the Info For Students section of the Service Learning Website to get registered and submit hours – The Service Learning office keeps record of students Service Learning hours accumulated during their time here at Palomar College. Awards and Recognition are available to students who show a commitment to Service Learning.

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*PD credit available for the hours spent integrating Service Learning into your course!


More Ideas for Combining Service and Learning

Examples of Assignment Directions:

CHDV 145 – Directions for Service Learning

PSYC/SOC 205 – Directions for Service Learning Assignment Integrating Research

Service Learning Directions for Extra Credit Example

Directions for Writing Field Notes for Service Learning


Additional Resources:

Ideas for Creating Reflection Assignments for Service Learning

Service Reflection Toolkit from Northwest Service Academy

A sample of Student Reflections