Benefits and Contributions in Community Service-Learning
Community Service-Learning is learning through service collaboration in which all parties contribute and all parties benefit.
- Benefit through:
- Opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to real-life situations increasing the meaningfulness and usefulness of the knowledge.
- Engaging in dialogue and reflection which deepens the level of understanding of social issues.
- Building their experience and building a work related network.
- Contribute by sharing their energy, knowledge, and time to assist a community with a specific issue or project.
- Benefit by having additional resources to tackle ongoing issues or special projects.
- Contribute by sharing their knowledge and understanding, by providing an opportunity for learning, and by providing feedback.
- Contribute their knowledge, experience, time, and student support.
- Benefit by learning from the students experiences, by seeing the applications of knowledge, by being introduced to new perspectives.
- Contribute the resources required to support a CSL program.
- Benefit from a stronger connection to the community and enhanced student retention