#CapturingCommunity: Madhavi Venkatesan

Name: Madhavi Venkatesan Role within Service-Learning: 2018-2019 Service-Learning Fellow and S-L Faculty Member College: College of Social Sciences and Humanities Department: Economics How are your values expressed through your community engagement and Service-Learning work? Service-Learning (S-L) provides a tangible learning opportunity to students that classroom instruction alone cannot provide. Through a curriculum integrated S-L project, students can gain... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity: Emily Mann

Name: Emily Mann Role within Service-Learning: Professor for Child Intervention & Treatment What is one thing everyone should know about Service-Learning? Two things! 1. Service-Learning Teaching Assistants are amazing! 2. Students who may feel nervous about jumping into a community organization always find value in their experiences. For most students, these experiences provide a foundation... Continue Reading →

#CapturingCommunity Becca Berkey

Role within service-learning: Director of the Service-Learning Program What is one thing everyone should know about service-learning? Service-Learning is an experiential pedagogical approach that looks for meaningful partnership at the intersection of two questions: 1) What should the students learn through the experience(s)? and 2) What are the community’s goals? In this way, there is... Continue Reading →

Service-Learning & Science

Street Team member and former S-LTA Noa Golan reflects on how faculty member Dr. Begley provides an excellent example for the integration of service-learning into the College of Science.  By Noa Golan My very first semester of college, I was introduced to the wonderful world of service-learning through my Inquires in cell and molecular biology... Continue Reading →

Six Semesters of Service-Learning with Professor Bret Keeling

By Megan Fowler Street Team member Megan Fowler sat down with First-Year Writing faculty members Bret Keeling and Chris Featherman to talk about how Service-Learning is integrated into two different sections of the same course. Professor Keeling's students are partnered with seven community-based organizations (826 Boston, X-Cel, BalletRox, Boston Scholar Athletes, Let's Get Ready, the Hurley School, and EMK), while... Continue Reading →

Chris Featherman uses his First-Year Writing course as a vehicle to explore literacy issues

By Megan Fowler Street Team member Megan Fowler sat down with First-Year Writing faculty members Chris Featherman and Bret Keeling to talk about how Service-Learning is integrated into two different sections of the same course. Professor Featherman's students serve as writing tutors in the John D. O'Bryant School of Math & Science Writer's Room, a space run by... Continue Reading →

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