HEP Service Learning Experience
Public Health class HEP 202, completed a Service Learning Experience at Manna on Main Street. Students were accompanied by Lecturer, Nicole Ivaska. Those students unable to attend the group event, completed service privately with each other.
The American Association for Higher Education defines Service-Learning as “A method under which students learn and develop through thoughtfully organized service that: is conducted in and meets the needs of a community and is coordinated with an institution of higher education and the community; helps foster civic responsibility; is integrated into and enhances the academic curriculum of the students enrolled; and includes structured time for students to reflect on the service experience.”
By providing students with opportunities to learn outside the classroom in a variety of venues, including service, research, and internships, community-based learning facilitates both experiential knowledge and an increased sense of social and civic responsibility.