What is Service Work?

Last thursday a speaker came in during class to give us a presentation on what service learning is all about. It was actually very enlightening and engaging (much to my surprise).

A few things she pointed out about Service Learning is that it is meant to improve communities and to teach people which then “enhances a sense of civic responsibility.”

Civic, was a word that I was particularly struck by. The speaker was very receptive to my response and as well as overall engaged with conversation in whole.

She pointed out that service learning is a hand on practice and an opportunity to learn actively. A classmate of mine added to the list by stating that it is also ‘free labor’. All of which are good and valid points.


‘Smile’ Peter Raacke 1959

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