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- Situating Global Service-Learning: Drawing on Diverse Fields for Informed Practice
- For Good Or For Ill? Community Impact in Global Service-Learning
- Can critical global engagement be to colonialism in international development what service-learning is to charity in community development? Thoughts from IARSLCE 2012
- Conferences Past, Community-Building Forward: Critical, Concerned, Applied, and Open
- Are International Service-Learning Projects Sustainable? Where is the focus on the community?
Author Archives: buildingabetterworld
Global service-learning ultimately draws upon several discrete areas of literature and practice: community development, reflective practice, learning and assessment, health and safety, global civic engagement, and power and privilege. A regular theme of this site is that global service-learning practice requires great … Continue reading
While there is a growing body of research relating to community outcomes of global service-learning projects, one of the challenges the field faces is becoming increasingly specific and nuanced about both understanding and – to the extent possible – working … Continue reading
Can critical global engagement be to colonialism in international development what service-learning is to charity in community development? Thoughts from IARSLCE 2012
By Nadia De Leon What does quality engagement across cultural differences, locally and abroad, look like for faculty and students in American universities? After participating in many inspiring discussions at this year’s IARSCLE, two words I have often utilized before … Continue reading
October is an exciting month for the Building a Better World Forum, as we are building on insights and relationships from the 2012 International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) and Intercultural Horizons conferences. Additionally, we are … Continue reading
By Nora Reynolds I come to this work as a practitioner- as a founding member and vice president of an international non-profit organization (www.waterforwaslala.org). In 2002, as a 21 year old recent college graduate, I traveled to rural Nicaragua with … Continue reading
The National Survey of Alternative Breaks: Using Both Qualitative and Quantitative Research to Understand Immersive and Global Service-Learning Experiences
Elizabeth Niehaus, University of Maryland Five years ago I had the good fortune to become involved in a research team at the University of Maryland – College Park, looking at the ways in which students make meaning of short-term immersion … Continue reading
By Eric Hartman A student entered my office and shared that she broke down in tears at the shopping mall. The tears flowed because she connected with children in Bolivia, she briefly made a difference in their lives, and every … Continue reading