This volume offers hands-on guidance for creating effective service-learning courses in the community college setting. Themes addressed include syllabus design, course models, learning outcomes assessment, and documenting innovative teaching for faculty advancement.
Based on the findings of a multi-year research project, this volume profiles successful community engagement practices and programs at community colleges across the country. Designed to provide both two- and four-year institutions with specific guidance on creating an engaged campus, it explores institutional culture, organizational structures, enabling mechanisms, curricular issues, and partnering strategies as avenues to community and civic engagement. Also included is a comprehensive self-assessment tool to help campuses evaluate and deepen their own engagement practices.
This volume, sixth in the Service-Learning in the Disciplines Series, reflects the growing interest among psychology educators in service-learning from the perspectives of research, practice, and teaching. The first part of the book addresses how psychological theory, research, and practice bear on collaborating with communities, while the second half shows how service-learning can be effectively integrated into a variety of psychology courses to increase the breadth and depth of student learning.
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