Service Learning Goals - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Service Learning Goals

IMSA Service Learning Goals

  1. Student will self select service learning opportunities that reflect personalization in their learning.
  2. Student will develop skill sets through engagement in service learning.
  3. Student will demonstrate an increased engagement in service activities.
  4. Student will perceive the connection between civic mindedness and their actions and decisions.
  5. Student will gain awareness of how their actions impact a larger societal context.

The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) 2012

  • Allow all participants to define their needs and interests.
  • Engage students in responsible and purposeful actions to meet community-defined needs.
  • Enable students to understand needs in the context of community assets.
  • Articulate clear service and learning goals for everyone involved, including students, faculty and staff members. Ensure intellectual rigor.
  • Engage students in reflection designed to enable them to deepen their understanding of themselves and the community.
  • Educate students to differentiate between perpetuating dependence and building capacity within the community.
  • Establish mechanisms to assess service and learning outcomes for students and communities.