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Books on Teaching and Learning

Anderson, L. W., & Kratwohl, D. R. (Eds.). (2001). A taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: A revision of Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives. White Plains, NY: Addison Wesley Longman.

Bain, K. (2004). What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Brookfield, S. D. (1995). Becoming a critically reflective teacher. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Brookfield, S. D., & Preskill, S. (2005). Discussion as a way of teaching: Tools and techniques for democratic classrooms. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Brookfield, S. D. (2006). The skillful teacher. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Davis, B. G. (1993). Tools for teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Erikson, B. L., Peters, C. B., et al. (2006). Teaching first-year college students. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Filene, P. (2005). The joy of teaching: A practical guide for new college instructors. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

Fink, L. D. (2003). Creating significant learning experiences: An integrated approach to designing college courses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lang, J. M. (2008). On course: A week-by-week guide to your first semester of college teaching. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

McKeachie, W. J. (2005). Teaching tips: Strategies, research and theory for college and university teachers. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Palmer, D. L., & Standerfer, C. Employing civic participation in college teaching designs. College Teaching 54 (4): 122-127.

Palmer, P. J. (1998). The courage to teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher's life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Parini, J. (2005). The art of teaching. New York: Oxford University Press.

Svinicki, M. D. (2004). Learning and motivation in the postsecondary classroom. San Francisco: Anker Publishing.

Zull, J. E. (2002). The art of changing the brain: Enriching the practice of teaching by exploring the biology of learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

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What is service-learning?
There are many definitions of service-learning, but here is one that appears frequently in the literature: a credit-bearing, educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflects on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility. (Bringle and Hatcher)

How is service-learning different from community service?
When students volunteers in the community, they perform needed tasks that have been requested by community partners for the good of the community. When students engage in service-learning, they too perform tasks and provide services requested by community partners, but they are also connecting that service to their growth as students and citizens through a specific academic experience, usually a course. Thus, both learning and service are emphasized.

Books and Articles on Service-Learning
Anderson, J. B., Swick, K. J., & Joost, Y. (2001). Service-learning in teacher education: Enhancing the growth of new teachers, their students, and their communities. Washington, DC: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Berman, S. (2006). Service learning: A guide to planning, implementing, and assessing student projects. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Bringle, R. G., Philips, M. A., et al. (2004). The measure of service learning: Research scales to assess student experiences. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Campus Compact. (2003). Introduction to service-learning toolkit: Readings and resources for faculty (2nd ed.) Providence, RI: Campus Compact.

Chapdelaine, A., Ruiz, A., Warchal, J., & Wells, C. (2005). Service learning code of ethics. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Eyler, J., & Giles, D. (1999). Where's the learning in service-learning? San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Galura, J., Pasque, P., Schoem, D., & Howard, J. (Eds.). (2004). Engaging the whole of service-learning, diversity, and learning communities. Ann Arbor, MI: OCSL Press, University of Michigan.

Gelmon, S. B., Holland, B. A., Driscoll, A., Spring, A., & Kerrigan, S. (2001). Assessing service-learning and civic engagement: Principles and techniques. Providence, RI: Campus Compact.

Howard, J. (Ed.). (2001). Service-learning course design book. Ann Arbor, MI: OCSL Press, University of Michigan.

Jacoby, B. (2003). Building partnerships for service-learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Jacoby, B. (2003). Service-learning in higher education: Concepts and practices. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Welch, M., & Billig, S. H. (2000). New perspectives in service-learning: Research to advance the field. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Willis, R. A. (2008). Socks, trains and wheelchairs: Service learning as the vehicle for teaching diversity. Diversity and Democracy 11 (2): 4-6.

Zlotkowski, E. (Ed.) (2002). Service learning and the first-year experience: Preparing students for personal success and civic responsibility (Monograph No. 34). Columbia, SC: National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina.

Zlotkowski, E. (Ed.). (2006). Service-Learning in the Disciplines Series, Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Other Resources on Service-Learning

Campus Compact

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

Ginsberg Center, University of Michigan

University of Hartford organizations engaged in service-learning

Center for Community Service

Educational Main Street (specializing in K-12 opportunities)

Engineers Without Borders

Project Horizon (working with vulnerable populations)

Upper Albany Main Street (working with small businesses)