Service Learning Case Study

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This course gave me chances to explore various topics and learning approaches about the workforce and workplace education and development. Among the topics of articles reviewed and teaching methods presented by my classmates throughout the semester I choose to talk about service learning, case study method, problem-solving, guided discovery learning, Socratic questioning. The four chosen teaching methods are related, and they are centered around dealing with problems and their solutions. I will talk about each method and highlight their benefits and I consider them as the most important ones to me among all methods and topics we had during the semester. Besides that, I will talk about their possible future applications and usages.
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The Socratic method was shared with us by my classmate Todd Ihle. Though it is about an old philosophy, the method enjoys appreciation in many educational settings nowadays. It encourages healthy discussion by directing a question to a group of students not to get an answer, but to test and challenge beliefs and assumption of participants in a positive and constructive way. The purpose is not to support and disqualify opinions, but it provides a broad range of perspectives and directions of thoughts. Instructors may use the Socratic approach to facilitate discussion about solutions given by students for case studies; instructors play facilitation roles without any support for any particular side of the discussion. The instructors should be neutral and let students learning by evaluating confronting each other opinions. I would like to the Socratic method for facilitating learning workshops to facilitate discussion and testing ideas and considering options to solve problems.
I am happy to share with you here the most important things I have learned from the articles and teaching method presentations this semester. I chose to talk about service learning, case study method, problem-solving, guided discovery learning, Socratic questioning. I talked about them and benefits and why I think they the most important to me. Moreover, I highlighted how I might utilize those methods and approaches in the future in work environments and educational

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