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Learning Outcomes

The key student learning outcomes of a Service Learning course are that the service

  • provides the students with newly acquired knowledge and skills
  • enhances their values and views

An effective Service Learning course should be able to provide answers to the following questions:

  • How has the Service Learning experience supported the students’ development as individuals and members of the community?
  • Has the student acquired specific knowledge and skills?
  • What do they know now that they didn’t know before?
  • What can they do now that they couldn’t do before?
  • How has the service project impacted students’ lives?
  • How has it shaped their values, goals, attitudes, self-concepts, world views, and behaviors?
  • How has it enhanced their value of themselves and their community?
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Last Update: 05/13/2009

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