Workshop Details

Fundamentals of Service-Learning: Insights and Strategies

This workshop will explore the fundamentals of service-learning, including the theoretical and philosophical foundations of service-learning pedagogy from a practical perspective. Basic principles of service-learning pedagogy and creating community partnerships will be reviewed, with samples from current UB courses. Perspectives on service-learning experiences from a UB faculty panel will be provided by individual's currently involved in the practice. Furthermore, participants will be able to discuss the rewards and challenges of service-learning to faculty, students, and the community. Funding opportunities and resources for service-learning courses will be reviewed and discussed.

Both those new to service-learning and faculty with experience in service-learning are invited to attend.

This is the first workshop in a series of three related to service-learning.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will gain increased understanding of service-learning as a concept and pedagogy, particularly as practiced by UB faculty.
  • Participants, as a group, will identify needs, support, and resources required to successfully implement service-learning in their own classroom and at UB.

  • Category: Pedagogy
  • Type: Discussion Forum
  • Date: Friday, November 9, 2012
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: 212 Capen Hall, North Campus
  • Reasonable Accommodations: If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop, please contact our office (, 716-645-7700) as soon as possible.

Registration for this workshop is closed.