SENCER, the signature initiative of the National Center for Science & Civic Engagement, is a national project focused on empowering faculty and improving STEM teaching and learning by making connections to civic issues.
This book concentrates on how service-learning can be successfully incorporated in engineering programs, a discipline to which is it relatively new. Contributors to the volume are experienced in using service-learning and address issues of concern to engineering educators.
Learning to Serve by Maureen E. Kenny (Editor); Richard M. Lerner (Editor); Karen Kiley-Brabeck (Editor); Lou Anna K. Simon (Editor)
Publication Date: 2001-12-31
Service learning, as defined by the editors, is the generation of knowledge that is of benefit to the community as a whole. This seventh volume in the Outreach Scholarship book series contributes a unique discussion of how service learning functions as a critical cornerstone of outreach scholarship. The sections and chapters of this book marshal evidence in support of the idea that undergraduate service learning, infused throughout the curriculum and coupled with outreach scholarship, is an integral means through which higher education can engage people and institutions of the communities of this nation in a manner that perpetuate civil society.