Should We Do Dewey? Integrating Service-Learning into Your Courses

John Dewey is considered an educational pioneer for his work demonstrating the power of coupling experience with reflection to promote education and development. When we incorporate Service-Learning into our classrooms by involving students in meaningful service to the community paired with structured opportunities to make connections between the service and course content, we are doing Dewey. Service-Learning can be an energizing and refreshing pedagogical and epistemological approach, but it's not without challenges. This session will present some of the key considerations for thoughtfully doing Dewey as a means to achieve learning outcomes.

Participants will make progress towards:

  • Considering key quality components of a thoughtful and effective Service-Learning course, and
  • Learning how meaningful Service-Learning can be integrated into one or more courses.

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