|Service-learning is appropriate for all students and all curricular areas.|
Interdisciplinary Webs create themed tasks across key learning areas.
All service-learning projects should consist of four parts:
Preparation (P): Provides a link between service-learning activities and specific objectives, while preparing the
student to perform the service.
Action (A): Making a difference through acts of caring by personal contact in the community, and/or through acts of citizenship.
There are three basic types of action:
Direct Action (DA): Working face-to-face with the recipient of the service to meet his or he needs.
Indirect Action (IA): Working behind the scenes to channel resources to meet a community need.
Examples are organising blood drives and doing environmental service.
Advocacy Action (AA): Making a difference through political and/or public education.
Reflection(R): A thoughtful consideration of the service experience, written or verbal, at any stage of the service-learning project. Reflection includes discussion, writings, and creative expression that helps facilitate a student’s
expression of thoughts, feelings, questions, lessons learned, etc.
Celebration (C): Once a project is successfully completed, students are recognized through some type of celebration activity,
i.e. showcasing pictures, distributing awards, having a party.