Service Learning in Women's Studies and the Disciplines by
Call Number: Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender- Coleman Hall
Publication Date: 2007
The natural alliance between service learning and Women's studies lies in a shared pedagogy, one which draws on lived experience to access and create knowledge. Central to both is an emphasis on the critical link between knowledge and practice for student learning. Women's studies pedagogy, like service learning pedagogy, views experience as important as a source of learning, but also as something one must subject to reflection and analysis to expose its situatedness. In so doing, both feminist and service learning pedagogy ask students to become self- conscious participants in the process of knowledge construction and to become "aware of the limitations of their own experience and perspectives and therefore value the perspectives of others.