Life, Learning, and Community
Concepts and Models for Service Learning in Biology

Paper: 978 1 56377 018 0 / $35.00
 
Published: January 2002  

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
174 pp., 6" x 9"
Series: Service Learning in the Disciplines Series
This book represents the 18th of AAHE’s series on service-learning in the disciplines and focuses on service-learning strategies and models in biology. Although, there are obvious applications for service-learning in such fields as nursing and teacher education, incorporating it into natural science courses has not always seemed practical to science instructors. This book not only provides strong arguments for using service-learning in biology courses but also gives real life examples of how it has been successfully used in biology curricula.

Table of Contents:
About This Series—Edward Zlotkowski
Acknowledgments
Introduction—David C. Brubaker and Joel H. Ostroff

Part One: Service-Learning as a Mode of Civic Education
Educational Benefits Associated With Service-Learning Projects in Biology Curricula by John C. Kennell
An Environmental Science Approach to Service-Learning in Biology by Jeffrey A. Simmons

Part Two: Course Narratives
Service-Learning in Botany: A Public School Project by Nancy K. Prentiss
Service Stimulates Science Learning in At-Risk Kids: The Millikin Model by Marianne Robertson
Virginia STEP: Evidence That Service-Learning Can Enhance a College Biology Program by Alan Raflo
Service-Learning in Biology: Providing a College Experience for High School Students by Scott S. Kinnes
Expanding the Reach of University Courses in Biology and Health to Provide Meaningful Service to Undeserved Communities by Amal Abu-Shakra and Tun Kyaw Nyein
Community and Environmental Compatibility in the York River Watershed: A Project-Based Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Course by A. Christine Brown and Samuel A. McReynolds
Service-Learning in Biology: Using the Internet and Desktop Video Conferencing by Paul D. Austin
Service-Learning in the Natural Sciences: North Seattle Community College by Peter Lortz

Part Three: The Discipline and Beyond
Service-Learning and Field Biology in Post-Colonial Perspective: The Bahamas Environmental Research Center as a Case Study by Luther Brown
Biology and Service-Learning: Logical Links by Joel H. Ostroff and David C. Brubaker

Appendix:
Reprints From Science and Society: Redefining the Relationship (Campus Compact, 1996)
Summary Course Descriptions
Suggested Readings
Contributors to This Volume



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