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Fostering Technology-Rich Service-Learning Experiences between School Librarians and Teacher Education Programs
Knowledge Quest
  • Craig E. Shepherd, University of Wyoming
  • Tonia Dousay, University of Wyoming
  • Cassandra Kvenild, University of Wyoming
  • Tamara Meredith, University of Wyoming
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-2015
Abstract
Service learning provides an authentic outlet for learners to apply knowledge and skills. More specifically, Joseph A. Erickson and Jeffrey B. Anderson defined service learning as a way to combine community service with academic expectations (1997). Anderson later referred to service learning as both an educational philosophy and instructional method (1998). Service learning offers a wide variety of potential activities. Volunteer and community service are at one end of the spectrum while internships and field-based activities are at the other. Thus, forming a partnership between the teacher education program and a service participant is a cornerstone to implementing service learning. Do not get discouraged when setbacks arise. Focus on your goals for service-learning partnerships. Take time to identify and celebrate small victories as the process moves forward. To maintain stakeholders' commitment to the partnership and help them realize their contributions have a positive effect, remind them of the progress being made. Ultimately, enjoy the experience as you see it emerge over time.
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Citation Information
Craig E. Shepherd, Tonia Dousay, Cassandra Kvenild and Tamara Meredith. "Fostering Technology-Rich Service-Learning Experiences between School Librarians and Teacher Education Programs" Knowledge Quest Vol. 44 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 44 - 52
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cass_kvenild/11/