The first service learning class I registered for was Dr. Gold's Psychosocial Aspects of Human Development. I registered for this class because I heard absolutely phenomenal things about Dr. Gold's teaching, and the way class information and site experiences complemented one another. In addition to the service hours, the class had a reflection session component which allowed us to share our stories, ask questions, and synthesize what we've leaned in class with what we've experienced at our sites.
What surprises me most about this experience is how much more information I've retained from service learning classes than I have from other classes; I attribute this to the hands-on nature of the class. Ultimately, this class has drawn me to take more service learning classes and become involved in leading student-led reflection sessions.