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Information for Faculty

Research on Service Learning suggests that it benefits faculty and the university by:

  • Incorporating theory/concepts taught in class with community identified opportunities

  • Encouraging students to be more engaged in the class by reflecting on their experiences and drawing connections to course content

  • Enriching the teaching and learning process

  • Encouraging innovation, collaboration, and partnership building with community organizations that can potentially lead to university-community research partnerships

  • Creating space for communities to serve as an additional space for learning (Gemmel & Clayton, 2009, 18-28)

If you are interested in learning more about Service Learning or would like to find out how the Service Learning Office can support you with Service Learning opportunities for your course, please contact: 

Sarah Bray
Service Learning Placement Coordinator
Sarah.Bray@smu.ca 
(902) 491-8611

*Gemmel, L. J. & Clayton, P. H. (2009) A Comprehensive Framework for Community Service-Learning in Canada. Retrieved from http://communityservicelearning.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/A-Comprehensive-Framework-for-CSL.pdf