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Integrating Learning Communities with Service-Learning

Together, service-learning and learning communities offer administrators, faculty, and students in higher education a unique opportunity to reflect upon core purposes of our scholarly institutions as they relate to a democratic society.
  Marie Eaton, Jean MacGregor, and David Schoem

Jean MacGregor, with others. National Learning Communities Project monograph series. 2003.

This publication introduces the common features of service-learning and learning communities and how each movement can enhance the other. Eight case studies follow, focusing on different kinds of service-learning integration in various kinds of institutions, plus a chapter on getting started. Additional resources include publications and web sites on service-learning, learning communities, community-based research, and reflective practice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction—The Educational Promise of Service-Learning-Communities
Marie Eaton, Fairhaven College–Western Washington University; Jean MacGregor, The Evergreen State College; and David Schoem, University of Michigan

Chapter 2: Teaching the Theme of Community
Maria Hesse and Marybeth Mason, Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Chapter 3: Learning for the Common Good—A Diverse Community Lives and Learns Together in the Michigan Community Scholars Program
David Schoem and Penny A. Pasque, University of Michigan

Chapter 4: The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts: Deep Learning and Reflective Practice
Richard Guarasci, Wagner College

Chapter 5: On and Off Campus—Learning in the Context of Democracy and Discomfort
Lin Nelson, The Evergreen State College

Chapter 6: Beyond Learning Communities to the Engaged Campus
Gary Hodge and Ted Lewis, Collin County Community College

Chapter 7: Challenges of Identity and Responsibility in Connecting the Classroom to the World
John O'Connor, New Century College–George Mason University

Chapter 8: Learning from Difference—Sustained Impact of the Law and Diversity Program
Marie Eaton, Fairhaven College–Western Washington University

Chapter 9: Reflection, Civic Engagement and Learning Communities
Marie Eaton, Fairhaven College–Western Washington University, and Judith Patton, Portland State University

Chapter 10: Getting Started
Richard Guarasci, Wagner College

Chapter 11: Additional Resources

Chapter 12: Contributors

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