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Lesson Plan in Service Learning/Essay April 29, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anita DeCianni-Brown @ 3:09 am
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We live in a society now that is so connected at every moment.  Information is at our finger tips with a few key strokes; what used to take hours to find and research, now can be found in a few minutes.  The world can be brought before us via ICTs – Information and Communication Technology on a computer screen or a phone.  I found several of Bradley’s highlights on hypotheses on social issues tie in to the service learning initiative:

  • We become more global, but also more local – “Glocal”.
  • Family ties may be strengthened, the neighborhood may be revitalized and cooperation with schools can be made easier.
  • Our citizen’s role can be empowered with IT support in the home – there are opportunities to widen and strengthen democracy

It’s said that actions speak louder than words.  Words sometimes though, are a kick-start to action.

View the link below from the National Service Learning Clearinghouse:

http://www.servicelearning.org/filemanager/download/servicequote_cards.pdf

  • Select one of the quotes to write a reflective essay.  In the essay:
  • Use the quote as your focus, do research on either the author of the quote or another individual that you feel fits the quote.
  • Research and describe some of the work they have done, and how it could fit into service learning.
  • Using this person’s example, find service learning projects that are similar in nature to include in your essay.

Things to think about:

  • What learning disciplines are incorporated in the service learning?
  • What skills can one enhance or gain by participating?
  • What is the impact on the community?

Bradley, G.  (2006) Social and Community Informatics:  Humans on the Net.  New York:  Routledge.

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