Chapter published in:Community Service-Learning for Spanish Heritage Learners: Making connections and building identities
Kelly Lowther Pereira
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 18] 2018
► pp. 139–191
Community service-learning course design
This chapter provides essential information and guidance for community service-learning course development, with special attention paid to heritage learners. It provides essential guidelines for the development of community service-learning courses, from the initial stages of preparing course syllabi to developing lasting community partnerships. The chapter emphasizes the importance of fully integrating community service-learning into course content and adopting a critical pedagogical approach, providing sample activity and project ideas as well as guidance for critical reflection. The chapter concludes with a discussion of some of the risks and challenges in implementing community service-learning and offers suggestions on how departments and programs can create a culture of service in support of community engagement initiatives.