Service-learning is a teaching methodology that links curriculum - what the
students are studying and learning - with community needs. Students
actively work in the community performing service work. Reciprocity is
key in the relationship; a community need is being met while at the same
time college students are learning.

Reflection is also another hallmark of service-learning, and sets it apart
from “internships” and basic “community service.” Through reflection,
students explore the service work they are doing, why it is of value, and
how their studies play out in real life in the community and their personal
role as artists in our society. Questions include:

.......What did I accomplish?
.......What did I learn?
.......How did I help?
.......How is this experience shaping my career path?

Key words in service-learning include:

Community Need
Action
Reciprocity
Reflection
Community-Based Learning
Community-Based Organizations