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Community

Engaged Learning (CEL) is


neither an add-on nor a diversion from
the curriculum. It is a powerful approach
to teaching that provides students with
authentic learning experiences in which
they learn academic content in a real-life,
real-world context.

What is Community Engaged Learning?


Educational method which engages young people in

service to their communities as a means of enriching


their academic learning, promoting personal growth,
and helping them to develop the skills needed for
productive citizenship
A teaching method allowing teacher licensure
candidates to apply the knowledge gained in
classroom for the purpose of enriching learning
experiences and to bridge theory and practice in
learning about the educational profession

Self-learning
Community engaged learning can impact your life and your
learning.

Do you want your service to be a part of your education?


Do you want to serve well?
Do you want your work to mean something?
Do you want to learn, improve, and grow?

Much of what we learn in life comes from reecting on our


experiences.

Elements of an Eec;ve
Community Engaged Program
Meaningful Service
Problem Solving
Working in Groups
Adult-Student Interaction
Opportunity to Apply Skills
Preparation and Reection

Principles of Good
Community Engaged Learning
Engagement in responsible and challenging activities
Provides structured opportunities to reect on service

experience
Articulates service and learning goals
Expects genuine, active, and sustained organizational
commitment
Includes training, supervision, monitoring, support,
recognition, and evaluation
Committed to participation by and with diverse
populations

The Process of
Community Engaged Learning
Preparation
Action
Reection
Demonstration
demonstration

Why Reec;on?

Reflect

ion:

a Guid
Service e to
Learnin
g

Explore the impact of the service experience


Empathize with others and gain understanding of the

causes behind situations


To understand how to learn from experience
To develop a language of caring and commitment
To instill habits of participation as an expectation of
citizenship

Reec;ng.ABCD
Aect What do you feel about the community

engaged service you are doing?


Behavior How are you responding before, during
and after community engaged service?
Cognition How is your community engaged service
related to the course?
Diversity What is your experience with people who
are dierent from yourself?

Styles of Reec;on
Speaking
Class or group discussions
Debates
Writing
Journals
Essays, Poetry, Stories
Multimedia
Video, photos or slides
Music, skit or dance presentation
Activities
Simulation or role-playing games
Training or classroom presentations

Reec;on perspec;ves.
Self How did YOU feel, behave,

think, & interact?


Other How did the other feel,
behave, and think during service?
Systems, society Why is there a
need for your service?
Problem solving How can you
address issues or problems?

Experience and Learning

Community Engaged Learning


Outcomes
Responsibility for own actions
To be dependable
Make a dierence in anothers life
Improve communication skills
Improve problem solving skills
Care for another person
Focus on needs of others, and put

ones own problems in context


Get along with people dierent
from ones self

[Educate. Equip. Engage.]