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1. How is Service Learning Different from Other Courses?
After reading and reviewing the W2 Resource: The W’s of Service Learning, answer the aforementioned questions in 3-5 sentences. You should post your response in an individual thread.
2. Why is Service-Learning Required for Graduation from Southern University?
3. Respond to the following quote by President John F. Kennedy:
“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”
What is the Role of Education in a Democracy?
“We Stand in a turmoil of contradictions without having the faintest idea how to handle them: Law/Freedom; Rich/Poor; Right/Left; Love/Hate – the list seems endless. Paradox lives and moves in this realm; it is the balancing of opposites in such a way that they do no cancel each other but shoot sparks of light across their points of polarity. It looks at our desperate either/ors and tells us that they are really both/ands – that life is larger than any of our concepts and can, if we let it, embrace our contradictions.” (Morrison, 1983)
What knowledge and skills are involved in developing civic capacity?
How is civic capacity developed in Service-Learning courses?
What will you gain from the Service Learning Course?
What does the community gain as a result of student engagement?
What do we all gain?
6. In the book The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary, the author Angeles Arrien explores indigenous wisdom traditions to articulate four central human tasks. Arrien asserts that in order to live authentically with others, we must practice four basic principles: Show up and choose to be present, Pay attention to what has heart and meaning, Tell the truth without blame or judgment, and Be open, rather than attached to, the outcome.
How/Why do these words ring true as you it relates to this course?
***You must start 1 discussion/post and provide 1 reply/response to a classmates discussion/post (minimum of 1 discussion/post and 1 reply/response)
When answering each discussion question please number it as I posted it.