"The key to service learning is reflection." - Merith Weisman
of the data we have been gathering related to community partner
benefits from service-learning. I felt very energized after the
- Johnna Edmunds, Nursing, Participant of the Tips and Trends Workshop
By Annelise Dohrer
Faculty members of Sonoma State University joined Merith Weisman, coordinator of the Center for Community Engagement, for an exciting and informative workshop entitled Tips and Trends in Service-Learning. The goal of this workshop was to help faculty incorporate service-learning into their curricula. Like the Tips and Trends workshops of the past, yet again it was a great success. Philosophy, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, and English were just a few of the many departments represented at the workshop. The main focus of the workshop was to explore service-learning pedagogy and current trends in academic learning, planning, community relationship building and reflective analysis activities. One of the best things about service learning is that it benefits the students, the faculty and our community and can be applied to just about any course. Want to know more? Merith Weisman would love to meet with you and discuss the possibilities your class holds.
Missed the workshop this year? Not to fear! You can check out this year's presentation below and find plenty of information on our website. Also, this workshop runs every year so be sure to look out for it next fall!