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Service Learning Rubric

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Description: Service-Learning is a teaching method that combines academic instruction, meaningful service, and critical reflective thinking to enhance students learning and civic responsibility. Use this rubric to evaluate your progress before, during and after your service-learning activity. This rubric was modified from the Utah Education Network Website.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Meets actual needs

 

Determined by current research conducted or discovered by students with teacher assistance where appropriate

 

Determined by past research discovered by students with teacher assistance where appropriate

 

Determined by making a guess at what community needs may be

 

Community needs secondary to what a project teacher wants to do; project considers only student needs or desires

 

Coordinated w/community

 

Active, direct collaboration with community by the teacher and/or student

 

Community members act as consultants in the project development

 

Community members are informed of the project directly

 

Community members are coincidentally informed or not knowledgeable at all

 

Facilitates reflection

 

Students think, share, produce reflective products individually and as group members

 

Students think, share, produce group reflection only

 

Students share with no individual reflective projects

 

Ran out of time for a true reflection; just provided a summary of events

 

Uses academics in real world

 

All students have direct application of new skill or knowledge in community service

 

All students have some active application of new skill or knowledge

 

Some students more involved than others or little community service involvement

 

Skill knowledge used mostly in the classroom; no active community service experience

 

Develops caring

 

Reflections show affective growth regarding self in community and the importance of service

 

Reflections show generic growth regarding the importance of community service

 

Reflections restricted to pros and cons of particular service project regarding the community

 

Reflections limited to self-centered pros and cons of the service project

 

Improves quality of life

 

Facilitate change or insight; help alleviate a suffering; solve a problem; meet a need or address an issue

 

Changes enhance an already good community situation

 

Changes mainly decorative, but new and unique benefits realized in community

 

Changes mainly decorative, but limited community benefit, or are not new and unique

 

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