Pre-Service Workshops for Service-Learning Students
The goal of the Pre-Service Workshops is to help students prepare for their service-learning experience through intentional, structured reflection. Reflection is a central component of the service-learning experience; through reflection that is intentionally integrated with academic content, service-learning students are able to deepen their learning through a real life experience.
The Pre-Service Workshop will provide students with a basic overview of service-learning fundamentals including building reciprocal relationships, approaching community work from an asset-based perspective, and exhibiting professionalism in their work with community organizations. Students will reflect on aspects of their personal identity and examine how these inform their ideas about entering into service work and how they would work through potential scenarios they might encounter as a service-learning student. Students will also have an opportunity to hear from their peers through activities, small group, and large group discussion.
Pre-Service Workshops will be offered during the second week of the quarter at the times listed below in MGH 171.
- Monday, April 8 – 1:30-3:00 PM
- Monday, April 8 – 3:30-5:00 PM
- Tuesday, April 9 – 2:00-3:30 PM
- Tuesday, April 9 – 4:00-5:30 PM
- Wednesday, April 10 – 2:30-4:00 PM
- Friday, April 12 – 2:00-3:30 PM
No RSVP is necessary; please arrive 5 minutes early, and check in at the front desk. Email email@example.com with questions.
- WHEN: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 – 3:30 – 5:00 PM
- WHERE: Mary Gates Hall 171
- WHO: All international students enrolled in a service-learning course are welcome!
The goal for this workshop is to equip international students with the tools to have a successful service-learning experience. The first portion of the workshop prompts students to share their past experiences of service and asks them to compare and contrast this with a definition of service-learning used by the Carlson Center. Through an interactive activity, students will create their own personal definition of service and identify types of service that align with their definition. The second component of the workshop focuses on service-learning logistics.
Topics covered include:
- how to register online for service-learning,
- factors to consider when choosing a service-learning site,
- reaching out to and communicating with a service-learning supervisor, and
- getting to the service-learning site using public transportation.
Through interactive activities and role play, students will gain confidence in their ability to successfully select and engage with their service-learning site.
HOW TO ATTEND
No RVSP is necessary to attend. Please arrive 5 minutes early at Mary Gates Hall 171, and check in at the front desk.