What is Service-Learning?
Service-learning is an educational method in which the service is integrated into the course curriculum and requires that the students reflect on their service activity. Service-Learning incorporates the mission of the College in the classroom allowing students to grasp "real-life" experiences in their field of study, while meeting community needs through service.
Every semester new and exciting courses are offered at Westminster incorporating a service-learning component into the curriculum. Many Westminster Faculty include service-learning components. A good start is with the people designed as a Service-Learning Faculty Fellow by clicking on the SLFF link on the left.
Benefits of Service-Learning
- Real-world experience helps with career exploration, skill-building, resume-building and networking
- Involvement with important concerns helps students understand issues, builds their passions, and gives them skills
- Applying abstract concepts or theories to real situations helps students understand course concepts and ask valuable questions
- Improves self-efficacy
- Students become more civically engaged.