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Syllabi Introduction Page 3

The Six Models of Service-Learning

Whether creating a new course or reconstructing an existing course using service-learning, faculty should explore the appropriate model of service-learning. While one could argue that there are many models of service-learning, we feel that service-learning courses can basically be described in six categories:

After looking at these six models, you are encouraged to explore the syllabus database. We hope that, as you peruse these syllabi, the concepts you have just read about will help you to pick out what makes their structure worth emulating.

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I have always had a drive to serve others and work for the common good. But I never fully realized that I could go beyond volunteerism--that my opinion and hard work could influence policy decisions. My views changed when I sat in the office of one of my legislators in Washington, DC."

-Amanda Coffin, University of Maine at Farmington, Campus Compact student leader