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What is Service Learning (SL)?

Course-Based Service Learning is an experiential learning approach which links community-based experience with course content. Service Learning involves a range of activities intended to benefit the service provider (the student) and the recipient (the community partner) while maintaining a focus on learning. At Saint Mary's University, various approaches and types of assignments are adopted in courses which include service learning components. Students participate in unpaid service experience, which is in addition to regular class hours, and complete assignments which incorporate reflection about their experiences. Sometimes services learning is an optional assignment, but it may also be a required element of a course. 

 

Interested in learning more?

Contact the Service Learning Office:
Student Centre, 4th Floor, Room 410
Service.Learning@smu.ca
(902) 491-6572