The Benefits of Service Learning
The Fall Semester was my first service-learning class experience. While I consider our Writing Studio to be service learning, working with a few select students on a specific project is a far cry from managing a service-learning class experience. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea and knew there would be value, but despite the wonderful support provided by Morehead State University’s Center for Regional Engagement it took me a while to dive in. Part of the problem was struggling with how to implement service learning in my specific classes. I loved the projects embraced by so many of my colleagues, but I wasn’t sure what would work for me. However, after teaching a couple of my comic-themed First Year Seminar classes and talking about them with friends teaching middle and high school an idea was born.