Service learning builds a bridge between classroom and community.
A good way to think of service learning is to think of a project. Perhaps a local museum needs research for an exhibit. Meanwhile, a history professor wants to teach students how to research and write local history. Working as partners, the museum and the class produce the exhibit.
Always the test for service learning is whether a proposed project aligns with the learning outcomes of the class.
The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement supports service learning at NKU.
Students from a public history class work on a display at the Newport History Museum at Southgate Street School. The former school has been a magnet for service learning opportunities for NKU students.
In a class taught using service, students engage with the community to benefit of both the students and the community. With that in mind, NKU uses the letter “E” for “engaged.” The “E” signals the inclusion of that important component in the course.