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Quick Coach Guide to Service Learning

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ISBN-10: 0547207360

ISBN-13: 9780547207360

Edition: 2010

Authors: Ellen Hajek

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Today, community service activities are being combined with academic instruction to make learning experiences more meaningful and to show students the importance of giving back to the community. This combination, known as "Service Learning," has proven to be a win-win concept for both the colleges and the community organizations that participate in the programs. Part of the QUICK COACH GUIDE series, QUICK COACH GUIDE TO SERVICE LEARNING is a compact booklet designed to help students get the most out of their service experience. Topics are organized chronologically, from the selection of a volunteer project, to the in-class presentation upon completion of the project. The appendix includes…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/11/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

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What Is Service Learning?
Definition of Service Learning
Benefits to Students
Benefits to the Community
How Service Learning Is Set Up
What Kinds of Volunteer Work Are Available?
What If You Don't Like What You Are Doing?
Thinking It Over
Challenge Activity.
How Will You Find A Service-Learning Project?
What Are Your Interests?
Start Your Search
Contact the Organization
Model Telephone Conversation
Thinking It Over
Challenge Activity
Interviewing For Information
Preparation
Writing Your Questions
What Information Do You Need?
Use Open-Ended Questions
Recording the Information
Another Student's Experience
Conducting the Interview
Follow-up Letter
Thinking It Over
Challenge Activity
Volunteering
The Interview Process
Preparation
What to Expect
Volunteers and Liability
The Community Service Experience
Observation
Participation
Problems
Ethics
Thinking It Over
Challenge Activity
Reflecting On Your Experience
Example in Worksheet Format
People I Met
What I Did
Responses from Clients and Staff Members
Changes I Had to Make
Events
Technology I Observed and/or Used
Challenges
Feeling Uncomfortable
Things I Learned
What I Want Other People to Know about the Organization
Thinking It Over
Challenge Activity
PREPARING YOUR PRESENTATION
Reflecting and Brainstorming
Essay Types
Informative Essay
Persuasive
Editorial
Analytical
Brochure
Video Presentation
Oral Presentation
A Checklist for Your Presentation
Think It Over
Challenge Activity
Appendix
Locating Nonprofit Organizations and Associations
Service Learning Project Descriptions
Forms
Websites for creating student presentations
Sample telephone conversations
Sample Questions
Student Work Samples