Despite a common belief, service learning is completely different from community service. Service learning is different from community service because not only is working being accomplished in a community, but also students are learning how to apply service to their everyday lives as citizens of the community. Active citizenship is an essential skill to add to higher education curriculums because the students graduating are more likely going to become our future leaders.
"Service learning: a concept we are not as familiar with as we might think,"
Reason and Respect: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/rr/vol3/iss1/4