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Learning Socially Responsibility (02:12)


Mimi Lambert, student at Portland State University explains Capstone classes are half reading and instruction, and half direct service with community partners. Part of the philosophy is to be nonjudgmental.

Civic Involvement (02:21)

Young voters are avoiding anything to do with public policy. This is accredited to the belief that the political process is corrupt. Community problems are more difficult to ignore in metropolitan areas.

Reflecting on Community Service (02:54)

House of Ruth helps women struggling with addiction, homelessness and domestic violence. Students are humbled from working with disadvantaged women and children.

Counting and Measuring Trees (02:53)

Lilly Arbor at IUPUI is an experimental reforestation project. The object is to restore river banks to their natural vegetation. A secondary objective is to help improve water quality of rivers.

Mobile Dental Sealant Program (03:46)

University of Indiana School of Dentistry brings preventative care to underprivileged children Rough ridges on the back teeth indicate a lack of sealants.

Music Capstone (02:37)

Budget cuts at Lent Elementary School have eliminated the music program. Portland State University student volunteers introduce classical music to children while dressed in period costumes. Learn how the university benefits from service learning

Transformative Teaching Strategy (02:46)

A blind high school student gives a presentation to college students. Professor Richard White explains how community based learning pushes students to consider their values and challenge how they think.

Service Learning Business Students (03:33)

SJSU students teach computer literacy to low income children at a community center. The first challenge when teaching young students is getting their attention.

Working With the Elderly (02:25)

Students tutor senior citizens in the naturalization process. Recent immigrants get prepared for citizenship. Through this service students increase their own civic awareness.

Globalization Trade Show (04:11)

Student teams select branded products then create a visual presentation for display at the student union. Some San Jose students put together a website to compile research material about issues involving the effects of fast foods and rising obesity levels worldwide.

Provost Awards for Student Learning (01:29)

Awards go to students who have been instrumental in connecting people with agencies. Winners show their dedication to service learning by teaching numerous service learning classes.

Neighborhood Involvement Sunnyside Piazza (03:20)

At Portland State University all students are required to take an interdisciplinary community based Capstone class before graduation. City street repair is a project that engages students and promotes civic involvement.

Repairing an Intersection (02:50)

Students get to apply their knowledge they learn in the classroom and be part of the community. Portland State is an urban campus that interacts with the community. This helps students understand the power relationships that affect decisions regarding school and politics.

Learning Through Role Play (02:44)

Joan Arches, Associate Professor, explains to students how to conduct a survey. Surveys help students identify community problems before putting together an action plan.

HICCUP for Health (05:30)

The Healthy Initiative Collaborative Community University Partnerships is for students who are youth work majors. This program focuses on making communities healthy by. The project to get cars to slow down at a busy intersection is designed to get students involved with community issues.

Civic Responsibility (04:44)

Community organizing at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee is about participating with other people to make changes. People involved in service learning fear that exposing students to social problem solving, is in some way subversive.

Service Learning Shift (01:47)

Andy Furco, University of California states that just a few years ago, service learning promoted things like social justice and social change. New government administration brings a more patriotic tone around service. Student motivation stems from giving back to the country.

Urban Planning Project (05:08)

Horace Mann Neighborhood Residents got excited about improving their neighborhoods. Sustainable planning cannot be achieved without community interaction. Litter and graffiti are major issues in the Olinder neighborhood.

Credits: Education for What? (00:23)

Credits: Education for What?

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This program examines the role college students play in helping solve community problems as part of their regular curriculum. Shot on location on six urban campuses across the country, the program looks at how a broad range of discipline and interdisciplinary program help engage student in service learning. It also examines whether service learning leads to greater engagement in civic processes and the extent to which it addresses political apathy among young voters. Through interviews with all stakeholders, the program explores the benefits and issues surrounding service-learning from the perspective of students, faculty members, administrators, and community organizations.

Length: 58 minutes

Item#: BVL118586

ISBN: 978-1-63521-511-3

Copyright date: ©2004

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