Service Learning Project
Service learning could most easily be described as “learning by doing” and AUM considers it to be a form of “experiential learning” where students participate in an activity that meets community needs. During the hours of service learning, students’ work in the community on issues that make their own experience relevant to the course materials that they are presented over the course of their professional teacher education program. As the project itself and the hours spent on this project are strictly of the students’ choosing, more meaning will be derived from the project as a whole, and therefore, will be more meaningful to the community/population it serves. Service learning may take the form of community projects or community based research. This co-curricular service learning takes place when students conduct a project not directly tied to a class.
Dr. Jan Hogan
Auburn University at Montgomery
Department of Early Childhood, Elementary & Reading Education