Pedagogies for Community Service
Service Learning | Community-Based Research | Engaging Societal Discussions |
In service-learning students, under faculty guidance, work in a community on a problem of communal importance in ways that simultaneously advance the learning goals of a course and the communities ability to address the problem.
Geoscientists and their students serve communities through community-based research where research questions are generated in collaboration with the community.
From managing natural hazards or resources to balancing economic and environmental well-being, geoscience is important in many societal debates. In their courses, geoscience educators can address controversial topics allowing their students to develop their own informed opinions and plans for action.