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The University of San Francisco

2014

Organization, Leadership, and Communication

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Professorial Reflection And Practical Pedagogical Suggestions For Increasing Guided Reflection For Students In A Service-Learning Class, Kevin D. Lo Jan 2014

Professorial Reflection And Practical Pedagogical Suggestions For Increasing Guided Reflection For Students In A Service-Learning Class, Kevin D. Lo

Organization, Leadership, and Communication

Service-learning is an experiential pedagogy that encourages students to understand academic content through performing direct service at a community organization. While research supports the benefits of service-learning pedagogy for students, there are fewer articles to guidance to faculty on how to teach service-learning, especially to faculty who have no prior experience. As guided reflection is a central component to service-learning pedagogy, this article shares both professorial reflection on the author’s learning trajectory as well as reflections ideas from the author’s service-learning class geared towards incorporating a more reflection oriented methodology for students. Even in a class that is ...