Documenting and Reflecting on Service-Learning for Future Teachers
David Stoloff, Professor, Department of Education
a presentation at the Civic Action Conference 2017, sponsored by Eastern’s Center for Community Engagement, Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Students in a Tier I Social Sciences course, EDU 110, Contemporary Issues in Education, are encouraged to participate in CCE projects in local schools and community centers. The students complete Pre-Education Service Hours forms to document their interactions with individual or groups of learners. They also write reflections on these experiences at mid-term and at semester’s end. These hours of service-learning may be included in the 50 hours of service-learning in schools required for admissions to teacher education programs at Eastern. Future teachers may participate in this conference session to discuss the impact of this service-learning on their professional development.
Pre-Education Service Hours
- experiences sometimes confirm the level that the future teacher wants to teach,
- enters into discussions on diversity in the classroom,
- importance of the CCE’s resources to make these experiences possible.