Service-Learning - Faculty Learning Community

Rochelle McWhorter, The University of Texas at Tyler
Jessica Rueter, The University of Texas at Tyler

Abstract

At The University of Texas at Tyler, service-learning is a pedagogy whereby students learn through active participation and reflection about purposeful service activities that impact the university, governmental agencies, businesses, faith- based organizations, and non-profit entities in the community/region/state/nation or in our expanding global environment. Service-learning facilitates learning and growth by preparing students to change the world, empowering students to make an impact, and giving students the experience, tools, and opportunity to reflect on the outcomes of their efforts in authentic situations.