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Should Service Learning be required in school?

Asked by: wyay
  • Should not be forced upon, but should be required nonetheless

    Service learning is important in teaching people how to better themselves and others. Although, many schools go about it the wrong way. It is important to do service not for oneself, but for the people who could really use the help. With that in mind, service should be required, in order to teach people how to think outside their scope.

  • Should not be forced upon, but should be required nonetheless

    Service learning is important in teaching people how to better themselves and others. Although, many schools go about it the wrong way. It is important to do service not for oneself, but for the people who could really use the help. With that in mind, service should be required, in order to teach people how to think outside their scope.

  • I Say Yes!

    I believe that service should be included in school. It teaches us more beyond the classroom and it's a valuable experience. It teaches students about how to give back to the community and it also teaches them why volunteering is important. Also, service is important for college. They look at whether you are a caring student.

  • Yes, service learning should be required in school.

    Service learning helps give back to the communities who are less fortunate than us and who need our help in the world. We are lucky to have a privileged life here and its be our job to help better the lives of others. Going on service trips also allows for students to develop an understanding of some problems in the world and they can act upon them and spread awareness

  • Yes, service learning should be required in school.

    Service learning helps give back to the communities who are less fortunate than us and who need our help in the world. We are lucky to have a privileged life here and its be our job to help better the lives of others. Going on service trips also allows for students to develop an understanding of some problems in the world and they can act upon them and spread awareness

  • Service learning teaches students

    Service learning is able to teach students compassion and generosity, something that cannot be learnt in a math or science class. By making it mandatory for students to participate in a service course, it allows them to learn new things while helping the people in need. Students can learn about situations outside of the classroom and how they can help.

  • Teaches us to give back

    Many people judge service before experiencing it. I know from experience that once I did go, it not only made an impact on them but also for me. It teaches people the importance in contributing to society and opens our eyes to how fortunate we are. Making a difference to other's also leaves you feeling better about yourself. Overall service trips are a great experience that many people are skeptical about without trying first.

  • Service learning or trips

    Service learning teaches students volunteerism and social values in school. Therefore, it values that students learn may help them in a social life. Not only it teaches values but it can benefit you from college application. College headmasters seek for students for good academic grades and students with good learning behaviours and good core values.

  • Service learning teaches compassion and the idea that the world does not revolve around us.

    Certain course are required for academic development, and yet there is no course required for emotional and social development. We go to school as a whole human being, and not just as brains needing nourishment. We get so wrapped up in ourselves, in getting good grades or scoring with the "hottie of the moment," that we forget there is a real world outside that needs fixing somehow, and that we can do our part.

  • Service Learning should reinforce lessons that are being taught

    If service learning is done properly (beyond mere volunteerism/helping) it can reinforce lessons that are being taught in classrooms. It allows students to see, outside the classroom setting, the depth and scope of what they are learning. For example, when being taught about issues related to race, class, and gender, service learning in locations where students see and experience, first hand, the experiences of people who are of different races, classes and gender can reinforce the classroom experience. In addition to lecture, our bodies have a different way of knowing. Sometimes you have to be in the environment to be able to "see" what you've learned. Additionally, service learning should require some self-reflexivity, in order to tie it back to what is being taught and to think through the process of engaging in service learning.

  • Shouldn't be mandatory, but should be enforced among students.

    When it comes to service learning, students have many different views on it. I believe that schools should try to influence students to do some service but having it being required means that some students won't put a lot of effort into it. They would just be there because they're supposed to. Some people have other things going on that might be more important to them than participating in a service club. Yes, it can teach kids how to help others and how to make the world a better place but if a kid is not passionate about it, then they will not care what they do. Many kids will participate but some would like to do other things.

  • Should not be forced upon, but should be required nonetheless

    Service learning is important in teaching people how to better themselves and others. Although, many schools go about it the wrong way. It is important to do service not for oneself, but for the people who could really use the help. With that in mind, service should be required, in order to teach people how to think outside their scope.

  • Should not be forced upon, but should be required nonetheless

    Service learning is important in teaching people how to better themselves and others. Although, many schools go about it the wrong way. It is important to do service not for oneself, but for the people who could really use the help. With that in mind, service should be required, in order to teach people how to think outside their scope.

  • Should not be forced upon, but should be required nonetheless

    Service learning is important in teaching people how to better themselves and others. Although, many schools go about it the wrong way. It is important to do service not for oneself, but for the people who could really use the help. With that in mind, service should be required, in order to teach people how to think outside their scope.

  • Service should be highly encouraged but optional

    Service is important but it shouldn't be forced upon students. It should be highly encouraged but not mandatory. Students should be able to choose whether or not they would like to help out in there communities, hopefully, they choose to do so but others who are not as passionate for it may acquire a disliking for service if they aren't given a choice.

  • No me gusta

    I don't like service learning, its pointless, go figure it out yourself. People shouldn't depend on students to do things for them. That is a child labor and is very illegal. I do not like it because it is not fun. What college is going to look at that? Its not important

  • No it shouldnt.

    Community service is something that should be done under your own free will. By forcing students to participate in community service, it takes the point out of community service and students will consider it to be a hassle rather than something that they are doing in order to better themselves and the community.


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