Community Engagement

  • person painting a building

Types of Service-Learning

 

 Indirect Service-Learning: Not always visiblewoman holding a garden hose

 Working indirectly with individuals and organizations to address a community issue or need.

 Examples:

        Painting rain barrels for land and water conservation efforts

        Revitalizing buildings and structures

        Creating a community garden

        Creating promotional materials for local organizations

 

 

 

 Direct Service-Learning: Usually visiblestudents learning from a teacher

 Working directly with individuals and organizations to address a community issue or need.

 Examples:

        Tutoring other students and adults

        Serving meals to the homeless

        Volunteering for disaster services
 

 

 

 

 Advocacy Service-Learning:speaker talking to a group of peopl

 Planning, conducting, and/or creating awareness initiatives and events to address a community issue or need.

 Examples:

        Bringing in a guest speaker and discussion on a topic of interest in a community (Author of White Rage)

        Educating and promoting pesticide-free lawns among local schools, daycares, and churches (Green Iowa)

        Working with elected officials to draft legislation to improve communities

 

 

 

 

person looking at chart Research-Based Service-Learning:

 Collecting, analyzing, and/or implementing qualitative and quantitative data to address a community issue or need.

 Examples:

        Analyzing an organization’s survey results to evaluate the effectiveness of their program

        Conduct energy audits in public buildings

        Compiling history facts

 

 

 

 

Resources: 

Maclay School. (2018). Service Learning / Types of Service Learning. Retrieved October 16, 2018, from https://www.maclay.org/Page/5322

Suffolk University. (2017, August 01). Modes of Service-Learning. Retrieved October 16, 2018, from https://www.suffolk.edu/campuslife/3382.php

University of Central Arkansas. (2018). University of Central Arkansas | UCA | Types of Service Learning. Retrieved from https://uca.edu/servicelearning/types/

University of Minnesota. (2011). Direct, Indirect, Research, and Advocacy Engagement. Retrieved October 16, 2018, from http://www.servicelearning.umn.edu/cesp/programdetails/engagement_types.html