CB Course Designation

1. Entire Class is Involved

The entire class is involved in community-based learning; it is integral to course learning goals as indicated on the syllabus and course content informs and enhances the service-learning that occurs.

Whole Class

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Sample Learning Outcomes

  • Based on the idea that community-based learning is fostered through other students, the instructor, and the community, all participants serve as co-educators. (LIT 101: College Writing, Professor Amanda Choutka)
  • Students will connect their research in the classroom, the library, and writing process to practical experiences in the greater Washington, D.C. community. (LIT 101: College Writing, Professor Amanda Choutka)
  • Describe the philosophy, aims, and impact of community-based learning, and how it promotes reciprocity between university students and nonprofit groups. (AMST 340: The Latino Community in the DC Metropolitan Area, Professor Marcy Fink Campos).
  • By the end of the semester students will be able to explore and develop personal values of service through critical analysis of social issues, reflection, and practice. (SIS 140: Cross-Cultural Communications, Professor Easten Law).
  • By the end of the semester students will be able to engage in community service and critical reflection in order to gain a deeper understanding of issues related to poverty, diversity and civic engagement. (SIS 140: Cross-Cultural Communications, Professor Easten Law).

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Reflection

When the entire class is involved in community-based learning, there are many opportunities for students to reflect upon their experiences with one another.

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co-educators

As each participant, partner, and faculty member enters community-based learning with a different background and experiences, all can serve as co-educators in the process.

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CBL Classes

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CBL Events

Interested in Community-Based Learning? Follow the link below for information on AU's Annual Community-Based Learning events. 

 

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The CB Course Designation

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