SERVICE LEARNING 101
Preparing Students to serve unmet needs in their community
Effective service learning programs engage students in a process of preparation, action, and reflection. Service learning 101 serves as an introduction to the service experiences students will encounter as a student in the PSL program. It begins with an introduction to our partner agencies and an explanation of volunteer expectations and responsibilities. Next students engage in workshops on professional communication and confidentiality. At the conclusion of the unit, students participate in an article jigsaw and review of "Dear Replacement" letters from past PSL students.
The learning targets for this unit are for students to:
- Develop a common vision for success in your volunteer placement that demonstrates an understanding of where you will volunteer, the needs of the people you serve, and the skills you will need to utilize.
- Understand that citizens have a responsibility to participate in a democracy or the democracy may cease to exist.
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Civic disposition pre-assessment