'Service-Learning' is playing an increasingly important role in the shaping of tertiary education around the globe. It is not merely a combination of 'service' and 'learning,' but there are also requirements of composition conditions and learning objectives. According to Butin (2010), "service-learning is a course-based, credit bearing, educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that identified community needs and reflect on the activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility" (pp. 4-5) Service-learning is a diversified teaching and learning model. It is an approach to bridge the gap between higher education institutions and society by increasing civic engagement and narrowing the distance between universities and communities.
|Title of host publication
|Food for Thoughts : Service-Learning Research in Asia
|Robert SHUMER, Carol Hok Ka MA, Constance Wing Yee CHAN
|Information Age Publishing Inc.
|Published - 17 Jun 2021