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Updates for LIS 7620, Literacy and Community Engagement

9 August 2013

Required Textbook: None

Recommended Books

Butin, D. (2010). Service-learning in theory and practice:  The future of community engagement in higher education. Palgrave Macmillan.  We’ll read two chapters for this course.

Stoecker, R. and Tryon, E. (2009). The unheard voices: Community organizations and service learning. Temple University Press. [e-book at St. Kate’s Library]. We’ll read one or two chapters.

Clayton, P., Bringle, R. and Hatcher, J. (Eds.). (2013). Research on service learning: Conceptual frameworks and assessment. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC. We may read one chapter.

Roy, L., Jensen, K. and Meyers, A. H. (2009). Service learning: Linking library education and practice. Chicago. IL: American Library Association. We may read one chapter of this book.

Useful Resources

Campus Compact at http://www.compact.org

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

Morgridge Center for Public Service at the University of Wisconsin-Madison at http://morgridge.wisc.edu/programs/servicelearning/

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse at http://www.servicelearning.org

Service-Learning Initiative at the Ohio State University at http://service-learning.osu.edu/resources1.html

Themes

Part I: Background of Service Learning

Part 2: Conceptual Frameworks and Debates

Part 3: Literacy and Community

Part 4: Futures

Assignments

  • Reading responses and questions
  • Reflection logs
  • Final reflection essay (tentative)
  • Community project (main assignment)
  • Class participation
  • Work hours for direct service or a community project: A minimum of 25 hours over the semester

If you’d like to see a draft of my syllabus, please contact me at slim @ stkate.edu.

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