Recommended Resources for Teaching with Service Learning

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Pedagogy in Action Service Learning Module- Find detailed information about the pedagogy of service learning, including the benefits of using service learning, techniques for incorporating it into your course, suggestions for project design and example projects.

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Service Learning page from InTeGrate - get ideas for how to use service learning projects in the context of interdisciplinary teaching about Earth for a sustainable future.

Web Resources

National Service Learning Clearinghouse submitted by Dave Mogk
This website provides a search engine for articles related to teaching with service learning. The library is searchable by subject or keyword.

Self Assessment Rubric for the Institutionalization of Service Learning
A project of Campus Compact at Brown University; Furco's Rubric

Campus Compact Homepage
Coalition of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education -1,100 strong nationally

Campus Compact Offices
Use this page to find Campus Compact contact information

Learn and Serve Grants
Learn and Serve America provides direct and indirect support to K-12 schools, community groups and higher education institutions to facilitate service-learning projects by providing grant support for school-community partnerships and higher education institutions, providing training and technical assistance resources to teachers, administrators, parents, schools and community groups; and collecting and disseminating research, effective practices, curricula, and program models. 

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America)
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty.

UCAN Serve Program from AmeriCorps
National service (AmeriCorps) positions for service learning students; available at a variety of campuses.

Campus Compact Engaged Scholarship and Review, Promotion and Tenure - Campus Compact site for promotion and tenure guidance.

Learn How to Become: Volunteering and Non-Profit Careers - guidance for students who are interested in pursuing non-profit careers.

Articles and Books

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This list was derived from the Service Learning references list, part of the Starting PointService Learning modulefor introductory geoscience courses.

Astin, Alexander W., Lori J. Vogelgesang, Elaine K. Ikeda, and Jennfier A. Yee., 2000, How Service-Learning Affects Students, Los Angeles, ULCA Higher Education Research Institute. The Big Dummy's Guide to Service-Learning

Bixby, Julia A. et al. Ecology on Campus: Service Learning in Introductory Environmental Courses. Journal of College Science Teaching Vol 32 No 5, Feb. 2003. p. 327-331.

Eyler, J. and D.E. Giles, Jr., 1999, Where's the Learning in Service-Learning? San Francisco, Jossey-Bass. 315p.

Eyler, J.S., D.E. Giles, Jr., C.M. Stenson, and C.J. Gray. (2001) At a Glance: What We Know About the Effects of Service-Learning on College Students, Faculty, Institutions, and Communities 1993-2000. Funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve, National Service-Learning Clearinghouse.

Felder, Richard M., Gary N. Felder, E. Jacquelin Dietz, 1998, A Longitudinal Study of Engineering Student Performance and Retention V. Comparison with Traditionally-Taught Students, Journal of Engineering Education, 87(4), p. 469-480.

Gelmon,Sherril B.,Barbara A. Holland, Amy Driscoll. 2001. Assessing Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: Principles and Techniques. Campus Compact

Gordon, R. (1999). Problem Based Service Learning: A Fieldguide for Making a Difference in Higher Education. Bedford, NH: Campus Compact for New Hampshire.

Heffernan, Kerrissa. Fundamentals of Service-Learning Course Construction. RI: Campus Compact, 2001, pp. 2-7, 9.

Jacoby, Barbara and Mutascio, Pamela (Eds.) (2010) Looking in, Reaching Out Boston, Campus Compact. 260p.

Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities, 2000, Renewing the Covenant: Learning, Discovery, and Engagement in a New Age and Different World, 6th Report National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

Kolb, D. A., 1984, Experiential Learning, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall, 256 p.

Langseth, Mark and William M. Plater (eds) (DATE) Public Work and the Academy: An Academic Administrator's Guide to Civic Engagement and Service-Learning. Campus Compact. Anker Publishing Co, In.c. Boldton, MA.

Lave, J., and Wenger, E., 1990, Situated Learning: legitimate peripheral Participation. Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press.

Lui, L., A.R. Philpotts, and N.H. Gray, (2004) . "Service Learning Practice in Upper Division Geoscience Courses: bridging undergraduate learning, teaching and research." Journal of Geoscience Education v.52 n.2, March 2004 p. 172-177.

Mogk, D.W. and J.L. King, 1995, Service Learning in Geology Classes. Journal of Geological Education, v. 43, p. 461-465.

National Research Council, 2002, How People Learn: brain, mind, experience, and school. Washington D.C., National Academy Press.

Orr, D., 1993, Architecture as Pedagogy, Conservation Biology v.7 n.2, p. 226-228.

Sobel, D., 2004, Place-Based Education: connecting classrooms and communities. Great Barrington Massachusetts, The Orion Society, 109p.

Wingspread Declaration 1998 Wingspread Declaration on the Civic Responsibilities of Research Universities.

Ward, H. Acting Locally: concepts and models for service-learning in environmental studies, Washington D.C., American Association for Higher Education 214 p.

Zull, James E, 2002, The Art of Changing the Brain: enriching the practice of teaching by exploring the biology of learning. Sterling, VA, Stylus Publications.