Capacity Building – In a capacity building CBL course students will work directly with a community partner of your choice to provide them with a deliverable. Intended for upper-level students, this exposes students to working in the nonprofit sector, and it also is a way for your class to engage with the community in a practical way.
Thematic Research – In a thematic research course, students think critically about the course content and its relationship to the community. They are encouraged to raise research questions about the course content and the community issues alike, and then challenge themselves to find answers.
Student-Planned – In a student-planned CBL Course, students come up with a new project that benefits a community partner and relates to the course content. The instructor guides the students to think more critically about what they are learning, and encourages them to apply their new ideas to issues in the community.
Classic Service Learning – Students volunteer with a community partner of your choice and help them with their current activities. Students get direct experience with the topics discussed in class, and gain a more complex understanding of the relationship between the course content and the real-world.
Exposure & Awareness – Course content is supplemented by guest speakers or field trips. Students get the classical classroom experience, but with just enough exposure to the community to help them understand the material in a practical way.
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