In the Service of What? The Politics of Service Learning
October 23, 2016
Joseph Kahne and Joel Westheimer wrote an article "In the Service of What? The Politics of Service Learning" they both discuss on how to look at the service learning on how it is benefiting children and educators out in our society. I chose a fellow classmate of mine who I can reflect off of and who shares the same thoughts on this article as I do. Colleen, talks about how children take the service learning program with them outside of school and it benefits them with there learning habits. Especially with children who really do need the help and benefit of their learning.
Colleen, talks about creating bonds. Bonding is key to teaching a child how to learn. Creating a connection with a child is very important I see it as helping them engage in there learning an having that volunteer part of the service learning program gets them away from there teacher and allows them to one up more to younger but ideal volunteers that want to help them learn just like there teachers do.
In this Video, can express the meaning of how building a connection with children while education them is very important.
The Service Learning helps the child open up more and get there hands involved with other techniques and not as much structure in there learning. This gives them a place in there learning where they are not only being serious about there learning one on one but they are getting more help from other people and not only there actual teachers.
Kahne and Wertheimer state, "Service Learning gives students active participates in service projects that aim to respond to the needs of the community while the furthering the academic goals of students." (2)