Title

Environmental and Economic Injustice - From Classroom to Community

Document Type

News Article

Journal or Conference Title

Religious Studies News

Publication Date

2011

Department

School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Abstract

"My original motivation for incorporating service-learning and experiential learning into my course stemmed from our university’s emphasis on service-learning in the curriculum. Since ethics courses are well suited for service-learning, I decided to take up the challenge. We were urged to assign a minimum of fifteen hours of service in our courses, preferably with a community partner, and structure some in-depth reflection on the service, both through assignments and/or discussion in class. As I mentioned above, meeting some of these requirements in a place with little environmental activism made traditional service-learning impossible. Nevertheless, the experiential learning and service I incorporated into the course met my pedagogical goals and confirmed some of the benefits claimed by the teaching and learning literature." ~ from the article

Rights

Copyright © 2011 Religious Studies News published by the American Academy of Religion. All Rights Reserved.

Publisher Statement

Originally published as Stivers, L. (2011). Environmental and Economic Injustice - From Classroom to Community. Religious Studies News.