Dr. Rosangela Boyd, Director of Service-Learning and Academic Initiatives
Friday, September 23, 2022
10:00 am – 11:30 am
TCU Campus Store, Room 208
Service-learning aims at developing service experiences for students that enhance learning while addressing community needs through reciprocal campus-community partnerships. While some educators have focused on discipline-specific learning objectives, others have embraced a social change orientation, by promoting social awareness and encouraging social responsibility among students in addressing key community concerns.
This shift in focus, known as “critical service-learning,” brings implications related to the developments and sustainability of campus-community partnerships, as well as to classroom dynamics. This presentation will be anchored in this paradigm shift towards a critical approach to service-learning.
As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:
- Compare and contrast traditional and critical service-learning approaches
- Identify barriers and articulate strategies to applying critical service-learning principles in planning, implementing, and evaluating campus-community collaborative projects
- Highlight student learning outcomes connected to critical service-learning
- Recognize the benefits of place-based community engagement to sustain partnerships
- Discuss how session contents and examples can be adapted to respective disciplines