A Unit of The Center of Teaching & Learning Excellence
Service-Learning and the North Georgia Learning Outcomes
The North Georgia learning outcomes are ways of knowing and way of being integrated into your academic work in both the core curriculum and your major program and within the wide array of co-curricular activities. Service-learning also reinforces these ways of knowing and being.
The faculty and staff at North Georgia believe the following learning outcomes should characterize our graduates:
- The student will communicate effectively using multiple literacies and forms of expression. Service-learning involves writing, speaking, multi-media, technology, and cross-cultural dialogue.
- The student will demonstrate analytic, contextual, and holistic thinking. Service-learning activities requiring you to use argument, quantitative reasoning, diverse viewpoints, problem solving, and research will help you develop these skills.
- The student will engage in integrative learning. Service-learning helps you to make connections across courses, disciplines, and co-curricular activities and to make connections between liberal arts and professional fields.
- The student will reflect critically and take informed action individually as a citizen. Through service-learning activities you will learn to analyze issues, to consider your own role and the role of competing values in these issues, and to contextualize them within real-life perspectives.
- The student will analyze ethical interactions in local and global communities. Service-learning involves examining your own values and bases for choice, considering questions in your chosen field, and participating in group decision making, and these experiences will shape your ideas about the role of civic values in a diverse democracy