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Service-Learning


The StopWaste at School program embraces service-learning as a key instructional strategy to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to identify, understand and solve environmental problems throughout their lives.

What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning is a method whereby participants learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service that:

  • is conducted in and meets the needs of a community;

  • is coordinated with an elementary school, secondary school, institution of higher education, or community service program, and with the community;

  • helps foster civic responsibility;

  • is integrated into and enhances the [core] academic curriculum of the students, or the educational components of the community service program in which the participants are enrolled; and

  • provides structured time for the students or participants to reflect on the service experience.*

K-12 Service Learning Standards for Quality Practice (Outside Source)


The brief tutorial below from the National Youth Leadership Council provides a good overview of service-learning: