Essay on Service Learning And The Homeless Center
Dewey (n.d.) surrounded the point that children are social individuals. He then suggested that, in order to educate them, one must interpret the interests and habits of the child in order to see how these interests are useful in society. He states that school should be a society of sorts not learning about random subjects for the future, but learning how to live as a part of their society now. Eyler (2002) also believes the purpose of service-learning is to prepare students now for future involvement in their communities. The difference between Eyler’s view and Dewey’s is that Dewey believes that the individual should be living now in their little, mock society.
Eyler (2002), who teaches at Vanderbilt and has done numerous studies on the topic of service-learning, believes there is a lack of reflective judgment in student learning experiences. In order to fix this problem she has created a map. This map is intended as a resource to integrate reflection before, during, and after the service experience with the goal of helping students develop the tools necessary to identify, isolate, and offer