Much more can be gained from volunteering than just community service hours. This is the idea behind service learning. According to Janet S. Eyler and Dwight E. Giles of Vanderbilt University, service learning is "a form of experiential education where learning occurs through a cycle of action and reflection as students. . . seek to achieve real objectives for the community and deeper understanding and skills for themselves. In the process, students link personal and social development with academic and cognitive development. . . experience enhances understanding; understanding leads to more effective action." In the lens of service learning, volunterieng can be an engaging way to broaden your skills and apply your interests to the real world while also supporting your community.
So how do you embody service learning?
Here are _____ things you can think about or do while you volunteer to embody service learning: