The principles of service-learning are similar to that of experiential education, in that students are most apt to retain course content when they are given an opportunity to actually see the discipline functioning in "the real world," so to speak. Each discipline taught at the university level can be made relevant to the complexities of our communities and, indeed ought to be made relevant if there is not a direct and obvious correlation between its theoretical base and today's social, political, economic and even scientific interactions. It is the very relevancy of the disciplines taught at Willamette University that gives the pedagogy of service-learning a natural foothold in our diverse courses.
Create a Service-Learning Course or Use our Resources
Contact Emily Morris to learn about the Service-Learning Assistant program and the academic resources that we have available.
There are many ways to engage in service on campus. Interested in advising a TaB group or a service-based club? Learn more here!