The United Board recognizes that service-learning in higher education creates opportunities for students to become intellectually sound, socially sensitive, and spiritually inspired. Service-learning represents more than extension services or outreach activities: rather, it links the knowledge and needs of a community together with course content and student action in the field for the purpose of learning. Among other topics, the colleges and universities in our network have connected service-learning to poverty alleviation, disaster response, and migrant communities; promoted environmental education; and engaged such academic disciplines as social work, gerontology, nutrition, and chemistry.
United Board-supported training programs have helped faculty see the potential for service-learning to enhance whole person education; introduce service-learning methodologies into their courses; and integrate service-learning into the curricula in a broad range of disciplines.
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“Higher education needs to become engaged with its communities.”Dr. Aye Aye Tun, Dagon University, Myanmar