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STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

Service-Learning

Service-Learning at Wichita State University is an experiential learning method that integrates community service with instruction and reflection to improve student civic-mindedness and build community capacity. 

Outcomes for Service-Learning:

  • Applied Learning
  • Engage Diversity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reflection
  • Community Impact
  • Student Experience

Service-Learning is a method. Best practices in Service-Learning should include:

  • Pre-service education (social justice issue, population/community served, need)
  • Service (direct service)
  • Reflection throughout process (journaling, reflection-based group activities)
  • Re-orientation service (for travel-based service)
  • Final reflection