Service learning is both a teaching and learning method that involves students in thoughtfully organized service activities addressing community needs and complementing students’ academic studies. Service learning results from a curriculum that combines education and service, and includes class time for reflecting on the service experience. Extending the classroom into the community provides opportunities for reflection activities which are designed to develop students’ critical thinking skills. Service learning increases the students’ sense of social responsibility and citizenship.
According to the National Commission on Service learning, service learning: