[...] service learning projects need a concept or goal to make "change." Piaget (1968) discovered that individuals modify their beliefs based on their experiences. [...] Piaget would affirm that in order to change one's concepts or beliefs, one must look at their life experiences and reflect on how they make a change in their life The service learning experience is invaluable for the education of individuals within our communities. A good service learning project not only helps out the community, it offers the students an opportunity to share their knowledge, gain further knowledge, link academic content with standards and learning goals in a real world setting, while at the same time encouraging civic responsibility.
Agricultural Service Learning as an SAE: A Model for Community Development David Jones; John Rayfield The Agricultural Education Magazine; Mar/Apr 2009; 81, 5; Docstoc pg. 9 Reproduced
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