On Dec. 9, the Service-Learning Program at Boise State partnered with the Teaching and Learning Center in order to present the projects of service-learning students to campus.
Throughout the semester, students from assorted fields of study took their knowledge out into the Treasure Valley and put it towards civil service.
The purpose the Service -Learning Program is to enhance student learning and to connect students to community-based organizations.
From communication to kinesiology students, classes that partner with service-learning provide an outlet for its students to practically apply their classroom knowledge in the real world.
Jeffrey Eggleston, second year graduate exercise science and sports studies major, portrayed his work from his kinesiology 545 class in which he spent his time working with the Good Samaritan Home.
“My personal accomplishment this semester has been seeing the individual improvements in the residents at the Good Samaritan Home,” Eggleston said. “Due to my classmates and my personalized approach to prescribing exercise routines for the residents, greater improvements were made because we had a greater understanding of how the residents were affected by their individual chronic conditions or impairments.”
Eggleston spoke about what service-learning meant to him personally.
“The Service-Learning Program allows students to use the theories taught in their class in a practical manner, rather than just a theoretical manner,” Eggleston said.
From a student to faculty perspective, the Service-Learning Program is a conduit for personal growth in both realms.
It provides that opportunity for application of knowledge while harboring a service element.
It is a partnership which seems to be well received and respected.
The Service-Learning Program has around 80 community-based partnerships which work with Service-Learning and faculty per year.
Along with this, over 3,000 Boise State students participate in service learning every year.
For more information on Service-Learning check out their website at www.servicelearning.boisestate.edu.