Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 1, Fall

Changes in College Students' Attitudes and Intentions for Civic Involvement as a Function of Service-Learning Experiences
Service-learning is receiving wide acceptance in higher education as an innovative educational practice that strengthens the acquisition of course concepts while also affecting students' attitudes regarding social problems, community issues, and civic...
Community Matters: A Reader for Writers
Community Matters: A Reader for Writers Marjorie Ford Elizabeth Schave New York: Addison Wesley Longman, 2002 Anyone who has taught English Composition for any length of time knows how difficult it is to choose from among dozens of worthy...
Differences in Faculty and Community Partners' Theories of Learning
When we speak of service-learning as building a bridge between the campus and the community, we invoke the image of two lands separated by a stream or river. The campus is here, the community there, and the bridge permits traffic between them. Of...
Environmental Service-Learning: Social Transformation through Caring for a Particular Place
Service-learning offers exciting opportunities for pedagogy that can enhance natural science education. However, historically service-learning has been underrepresented in natural science courses at institutions of higher education. Our campus, like...
Factors That Motivate and Deter Faculty Use of Service-Learning
Context and Background A teaching strategy that depends on reciprocal university-community partnerships, service-learning provides an innovative pedagogical approach to realizing higher education's civic responsibilities (Bringle, Games, & Malloy,...
Metaphors We Serve By: Investigating the Conceptual Metaphors Framing National and Community Service and Service-Learning
"But indeed, words are very rascals since bonds disgraced them." William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night Conceptual Metaphors Two decades ago George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (1980) persuasively argued in Metaphors We Live By that conceptual metaphors...
Service-Learning as Crucible: Reflections on Immersion, Context, Power, and Transformation
I didn't expect to learn so much. I didn't expect to grow and change as a result of the process. ... As I reflect on the power of this course, I am awestruck and humbled ... (Catherine, Temple participant) This student spent nearly four months...
What's the Value of Service-Learning to the Community?
With service-learning's growing role in college curricula, more college students are serving their community. Perhaps responding to the real need to show the value of including service in a college curriculum, a great deal of the research has focused...
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