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Attend the campus Service Learning Symposium 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Oct. 11, in St. Pat’s Ballroom A and B of the Havener Center for information about the benefits of service learning for you and your students at Missouri S&T. Attend for one hour or the entire morning. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Academic service learning is used to describe a type of experiential learning where students in a course engage in service to the community, and the service activity enhances and relates to the course content.
How can service learning affect your teaching and scholarship?
• Encourage interactive teaching methods and reciprocal learning between students and faculty
• Add new insights and dimensions to class discussions
• Lead to new avenues for research and publication
• Promote students’ active learning by engaging students with different learning styles
• Develop students’ civic and leadership skills
• Boost course enrollment by attracting highly motivated and engaged students
• Provide networking opportunities with engaged faculty in other disciplines
• Provide firsthand knowledge of community issues, and provide opportunities to be more involved in community issues.