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The Agapé Center for Service and Learning

Benefits of Service-Learning

 


2013 J-Term Service Trip
2013 J-Term Service Trip



What Can Students Gain from Service-Learning?

  • Leads to a greater understanding of concepts and skills studied in the classroom.
  • Provides hands-on experience.
  • Provides a forum for deeper vocational identity, spiritual worldview, and leadership development.
  • Leads to a rich commitment to life-long service.
  • Offers opportunities to apply understanding of civic engagement responsibilities.
  • Leads to a deeper commitment to justice and reconciliation.


What Can Faculty Gain from Service-Learning?

  • Provides students with greater understanding of their subject.
  • Leads to personal satisfaction in knowing that students are making a difference in their communities.
  • Offers a renewed challenge in understanding and applying subject matter.
  • Provides academic credentials in applying a unique, respected, and valued pedagogy.
  • Provides research, grant, and publication opportunities.

What Can Community Partners Gain from Service-Learning?

  • Creates greater awareness of community needs.
  • Provides potential long-term volunteers.
  • Expands opportunities for educational partnerships.
  • Provides access to campus resources.