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Service-learning is a flexible pedagogy that can be used in a variety of classroom and community settings. The examples below provide a variety of ways in which you can introduce service-learning in your classroom.

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Understanding Poverty and Income Distribution through Community Service part of Examples
Students volunteer at any one of a variety of community agencies that serve low-income populations to better understand the underlying issues of poverty and income distribution in their community.

Teaching Economics:Student-based Instruction part of Examples
College students in an intermediate micro-economic theory class teach economic concepts to elementary school students.

Learning by Teaching part of Examples
In this service learning project, college students work in groups of three to prepare a 55-minute interactive lesson on one of the topics listed on the syllabus and team teach the lesson to students at a local high school.

Service Learning Research part of Examples
Students will produce a report for a local non-profit organization in which they will evaluate the effectiveness of vocational training in improving the labor market opportunities for non-college bound youths. The report will be used by the organization when applying for grants.