What is a Service-Learning Module?

Service-learning modules may be found within any discipline that contains a community interaction component which is credit-bearing. The module coordinator forms a partnership with a community organization which normally leads to a collaborative project where students render a service according to expressed needs of the community. The service hours of the students are structured within the time frames of the module and the learning process evolving from that earns the student academic credit. Learning is measured through reflection and assessment.

At Stellenbosch University, a training program for academic staff was initiated in 2005. The purpose of the training is to build the capacity of staff to restructure existing modules to include a community interaction component. If you are a C1 staff member who is implementing service-learning as a teaching methodology, please register on the Community Interaction database. A list of service-learning modules already exists and can be found at Current Projects under Community Interaction Projects.