Cultural and Historical Understanding: Demonstrate understanding of the diverse traditions of the world, and an individual's place in it.
a. International service learning fosters genuine understanding of diverse traditions of the world.
b. Local service learning develops understanding of the different cultures in the area.
c. Both types of service learning foster civic responsibility to meet the needs of the global and local community.
Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning: Use processes, procedures, data, or evidence to solve problems and make effective decisions.
Service Learning includes identifying a community need and through the analysis of data and evidence to devise a project to meet the needs of the community through problem solving.
Communication Skills: Engage in effective interpersonal, oral, written communication.
Through service learning, students communicate with community partners in both oral and written form.
Ethical Responsibility: Demonstrate awareness of personal responsibility in one's civic, social, and academic life.
The foundation of service learning is to invoke the sense of civic and social responsibility.
Information Literacy: Locate, evaluate, and effectively use information from diverse sources.
Because of the nature of service learning, students use various resources to identify the nature of the problem. They use interviews, technology, and print materials in the research stage of service learning.
Critical and Creative Thinking: Effectively analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and apply information and ideas from diverse sources and disciplines.
In a service learning project, students meet community needs through the development of a service project. In order to identify the problem and possible solutions, students must analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and apply information and ideas from diverse sources and disciplines.