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Service Learning: Strategies, Outcomes, and Assessments
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Service Learning
Social Justice

How to Cite

Clever, Molly. 2016. “Service Learning: Strategies, Outcomes, and Assessments”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, June. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This handbook is designed for classroom instructors who integrate service-learning pedagogy into their courses. Much has already been written on the theoretical foundations of service-learning and evidence of its effectiveness for student learning. This handbook is designed as a short, accessible, and practical how-to guide for instructors seeking to...

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Subject Area(s):
Teaching and Learning in Sociology
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Any Level
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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Understand the benefits of service-learning for student and community.
  2. Enhance sociological imagination, empathy, and cross-cultural awareness.
  3. Develop community-based solutions to social problems and injustices.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Student uses course relevant terms, theories, and data to describe the impact of their actions on the community their served as well as their own cognitive, leadership, and professional skills development.
  2. Student respectfully engages with diverse viewpoints to explain the link between cultural/social backgrounds and individual beliefs and behavior.
  3. Student integrates course relevant theories and data with experience-based knowledge to design, implement, and evaluate community-based solutions to specific social problems and injustices.

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