Just imagine you have done service learning by helping young people at school or clubs. The Chapters “Call of Service” and “Men for Others” can be accessed from the link below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/10zmrzWEX5uIbfYaqyXrjqturu_odcjJ5/view?usp=sharing This assignment provides an opportunity to reflect upon the service-learning component of this course. The “Call of Service” and “Men for Others” will provide the conceptual framework for your reflections. As such, you will be expected to define what it means to “do” service in the context of your current service-learning site. In developing a definition of service based upon your current site, the expectation is that you will use impressions or experiences from service learning to effectively discuss and explain your definition of service. 1. Once you have established your working definition of service, compare and contrast your views of service with those discussed in the “Call of Service.” Do any of the ways that Coles has described service correspond with or challenge how you have defined service? Explain.
2. take at least two course thinkers who provide theories who aid your reflection on the service you have done. In this section, you will need to identify and explain the theories from each thinker as a way to explain and/or reflect upon experiences that you have had while doing service. Here it would be best to use the elements of their thought that apply directly to your service experience. As such, you would outline the concepts that help make sense of things observed, encountered, or felt while you were doing service. 3. Finally, Synthesize the service experience and the theory by explaining how the two are related. It is up to you to set this section up in a way that demonstrates that you know how and why the theory applies to your particular service experience. In other words, it is an opportunity to see how your lived experience of service relates to the academic stuff. Among the questions that may help your focus are the following: What elements of the theory make sense of practices encountered during your service learning experience? How would you explain the connection? Does the theory help because it provides a different way of looking at things that were taken for granted? Does the theory provide a framework or structure that makes it easier to reflect on particular events during service learning? It is expected that the reflection will require 2-3 double, spaced, type-written pages. Also, as you develop your written reflections, be sure to define and explain the concepts used. Reflections that are more effective tend to use experiences and observations from service to illuminate the concepts that are used.