Promoting Academic Learning Through Community Involvement
Community involvement outside of the classroom contributes significantly to what students learn in class; and, helps students develop into socially-responsible professionals, and informed, caring citizens. Students involved in service-learning apply their academic learning to real-life settings and situations by being active in meaningful community-based service.
The Bentley service-learning experience encompasses two activities:
- A service project that helps fulfill a community need
- Academic assignments relating to the project to promote self-knowledge and insight into the experience; and, to raise awareness and deeper understanding of the social and civic issues addressed by the assigned service organization
Service-learning at Bentley benefits organizations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.