What is Service Learning?
Service Learning combines academic curriculum that students are learning in the classroom and connects that instruction with real-world experiences to meet an actual need in the community. Service Learning provides students with a hands-on learning environment to foster the further development of their abilities, interests, and career paths. By combining academics and service, the learning process transcends the classroom and encourages students and instructors to view the world through a more diverse lens.
Service Learning benefits students, faculty and the community as a whole. Students participating in Service Learning projects use knowledge they have acquired in their courses to instigate social change and work for the betterment of their community. Faculty have the opportunity to challenge their students through a new and unique learning experience while collaborating with a community partner in hopes of a mutually beneficial outcome for all. The community, in turn, receives a more engaged, compassionate, and knowledgeable group of graduates. View the top 10 reasons to participate in Service Learning.
Service Learning at UW-Marinette
UW-Marinette faculty and students have been participating in Service Learning projects with the Marinette School District since 2008. Service Learning continues to be implemented in college courses in order to form sustainable connections with the campus and community. The goal of the Service Learning program at UW-Marinette is to ensure that middle school and high school students have the skills, knowledge, and desire to pursue post-secondary education.
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For more information email Dr. Jennifer Flatt or call 715-735-4332.