October 09, 2008

Service-Learning News Round-Up - 10/8/08

College instructor teaches value of giving back to community
By Steve Lathrop, Albany Democrat-Herald

Taking the classroom into the real world is something Dana Emerson of Linn-Benton Community College looks at as a necessity. As part of her small group communications winter class, Emerson tossed her 11 students into what she calls, “a service learning project”, designed to help students get introduced to the business climate and benefit the community at the same time.She saw it as a learning experience that hadn’t really been approached at LBCC. It also provided a local business with some energetic support.

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1 comment:

Sean Grove said...

This seems to be the biggest hurdle, getting older professors and academics into the newer "service learning mindset." So, well done to Ms. Emerson, I'm very happy to see that Linn-Benton Community College is well represented in the area.