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Emily Breen Highlights the Role of Reflection in Service Learning Classes

"Reflection allows students to make a concrete connection between the material they are learning in class and the service they are doing outside of the class."

In the world of service-learning, reflection is incredibly important. And I don’t mean the reflection one sees in a mirror or in a body of water – the concept I taught my preschoolers at Jumpstart last week. That reflection is important too, but not what this post is about. My Jumpstart team does “pluses and deltas” after each of our lessons, reflecting on what went well and what we could do better. I think this process is vital to make service-learning effective from all sides.

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