is Professor, Postsecondary, Adult, and Continuing Education (PACE) Program, Portland State University.
is Associate Professor of Sociology at Portland State University.
is an instructor in the senior Capstone service-learning program at Portland State University.
"Although the number of service-learning publications directed at faculty has increased dramatically over the last few years, publications aimed at students have been relatively rare. Learning through Serving represents an important, highly useful student-oriented resource. Not only does it cover a range of topics, from key definitions and distinctions, to team-building, intercultural sensitivity, and typical mistakes, but it also provides practical exercises for all the topics it discusses."—Edward A. Zlotkowski, Fellow at the National Campus Compact, and Professor of English at Bentley College “Finally, a companion reader for students in service-learning courses! It is filled with meaningful exercises to help students make sense of their service experiences and relate it to the course content. This is an important contribution to the field of service learning and faculty should utilize this book to help students understand and make the most of their service-learning experiences.”— Elaine K. Ikeda, Executive Director, California Campus Compact"The authors of this book work at Portland State University, which has a reputation for serious commitment to a learning paradigm, a thoughtful general education curriculum, and a concern for student mindfulness and active citizenship. On the evidence of Learning Through Serving, it is well-deserved."--Effective Teaching
Introduction: Why a Book about Learning-through-Serving?; Chapter 1: What Is Service-Learning?; Chapter 2: Building and Maintaining Community Partnerships; Chapter 3: Becoming Community–Moving from I to We; Chapter 4: Groups are Fun, Groups are Not Fun–Teamwork for the Common Good; Chapter 5: Creating Cultural Connections–Navigating Difference, Investigating Power, Unpacking Privilege; Chapter 6: Reflection in Action--The Learning-Doing Relationship; Chapter 7: Failure with the Best of Intentions--When Things Go Wrong; Chapter 8: Expanding Horizons--New Views of Course Concepts; Chapter 9: Beyond a Grade--Are We Making a Difference? The Benefits and Challenges of Evaluating Learning-through-Serving; Chapter 10: Looking Back, Looking Forward--Where Do You Go from Here?