Service-Learning connects academic curriculum to communities to foster enriched learning and engagement in ethical collaborations. Here are a few community-engaged projects that students produced in the Fall 2018 semester:
The Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Awards recognize one graduating senior, one faculty member, and one community partner for their commitment to the ideals of service‐learning. Each Alden award recipient receives $250 to further develop his/her community-building and leadership skills. Graduating seniors, faculty members, and community partners who have participated in at least one service-learning course are eligible.
Explore a photo essay created by SLA (service-learning assistant) Talise Redmond to learn how "Performing Sexual Health (DANCE 215S)", taught by Professor Keval Khalsa, uses theater, humor, personal narratives, and non-judgmental, sex-positive approaches open dialogues about sexual health by and for diverse communities.
PHOTO: Duke student Rafaela Rivero showcases her final project for "Medical Ethics, Aging and End-of-Life Care in the US (EDUC112)" . The poster features quotes from seven interviewees from Brazil, the US, and South Korea in response to the question, “What do you think of death?”
Rafaela explained how going through this creative process made her realize that in talking about our end, we actually talk about how we live and what we hope to leave behind.
Duke Hello is a service-learning project for the course "Global Displacement: Voix Francophones" (FRENCH 325S) and aims to bridge the language gap for refugee families living in Durham. Students produced a series of videos to acclimate newly resettled refugees to situations they may find linguistically or culturally challenging, such as filling a prescription or talking to a child’s teacher.
Charlie Thompson's service-learning course "Farmworkers in North Carolina: Roots of Poverty, Roots of Change (DOCST 332S)" was recently featured on Duke Arts! The article, written by Ilona Stanback, explores how students worked with local artist Cornelio Campus to create a mural honoring farmworkers past, present, and future.
Would learning feel different if we had less shame about not knowing, and cultivated more courage and curiosity and willingness to say 'I don’t know much about that—tell me more' ?
And we listened, really listened, to another person?
Feeling truly seen and heard can be a rare thing, yet to listen in a way that makes others authentically feel heard is a real gift (and a practical skill) that we can bring to our real-life experiences every single day.
New from Georgetown University Press! Community-based Language Learning: A Framework for Educators
by Joan Clifford and Deborah S. Reisinger
“Clifford and Reisinger’s book is a must-have resource for 21st-century educators. It provides important insights from current academic research as well as discussion prompts and checklists for the successful implementation of community-based activities in your classroom.”—Carmen King de Ramírez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Spanish, University of Arizona
Our Adobe Spark multimedia story highlights just a few of the over 65 service-learning and community-engaged courses that Duke Service-Learning has supported this 2017-18 academic year. Click on the link to learn how faculty, students and communities worked together in 2017-18 to promote social equity and social change!