What is Service Learning?

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Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Service-learning is a structured learning experience that combines community service with preparation and reflection. Service-learning provides college and university students with a “community context” to their education, allowing them to connect their academic coursework to their roles as citizens (Robinson, 2006)

Service-learning is a form of experiential education that:

  • is developed, implemented, and evaluated in collaboration with the community,
  • responds to community-identified concerns,
  • attempts to balance the service that is provided and the learning that takes place,
  • enhances the curriculum by extending learning beyond the classroom and allowing students to apply what they’ve learned to real-world situations, and
  • provides opportunities for critical reflection.

Robinson, G. (2006) Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning. American Association of Community Colleges

Agency/Organization Services/ Objectives Contact Information
Centro Mater “Reading Time”
  • To enhance children’s reading skills by participating in Reading Time ativities
  • Promote reading and literature to children in our community
  • Become aware of the importance of early children literacy

For Students in Education program

Bernardo Navarro South Campus Assistant Dean

navarrob@fnu.edu

Caridad Hernandez Vice-President of Academic Affairs

csanchez@fnu.edu

“Ultrasounds for the Community”
FNU Ultrasound Laboratories
• Develop expertise in different procedures• Apply techniques learned in class• Provide the community with free ultrasounds and proper advise according to the findingsDMS students receive Laboratory practice hours applied to course completion
Dr. Segundo Cazalis Hialeah Campus

scazalis@fnu.edu

Dr. Idania Irastorza South Campus

iirastorza@fnu.edu

Dr. Loreto Almonte Allied Health Division Head

lalmonte@fnu.edu

“PCT Hospital Volunteers”
Jackson Memorial North
Pasteur Medical Center
• To assist nursing staff in patient care procedures• Volunteer workPCT students receive extra credit towards their courses completion Dr. Jose Villasuso Training Center

jvillasuso@fnu.edu

Dr. Loreto Almonte, Allied Health Division Head

lalmonte@fnu.edu

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