Service-learning at CCNY
Benefits to Faculty
Creating a service-learning partnership for a course requires a little extra work on the part of the faculty member. However, many would agree that doing so results in enhanced teaching and student engagement. In a service-learning classroom, learning is often transformative. Frequent reflection assists in the development of higher order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation, which can help our students to solve real-world problems.
for faculty, service-learning...
- Enriches and enlivens teaching by offering real life situations that relate to text and concepts being taught in class.
- Offers an alternative means of learning course material, thereby increasing student mastery of core competencies.
- Offers the opportunity for faculty to encourage students to impact social change.
- Provides new areas for research and publication, thus increasing opportunities for professional development