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Critical reflection

One goal of teaching is the advancement of learning and critical thinking-connecting theory to practice, written word to real world, thought and action, and questions to even more questions. Just as reading a text or doing a lab experiment cannot guarantee that students achieve learning goals, the experience of doing service alone does not guarantee learning. A deepened learning experience takes place when both academic and service work is complemented by a form of engagement that encourages critical thinking. In service-learning, thoughtful and organized reflection is necessary to enhance both the service and community work.

Here are some helpful guides to assist in facilitating reflection with your students:
The Four C's of Reflection      The 3 Levels of Reflection       AACU Service-Learning Scoring Rubric

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