Service Learning for Social Justice

Service Learning for Social Justice International Study Trips
SLSJ supported 12 to 20 faculty and staff in several workshops on service-learning and social justice, and included international travel of 7 to 10 days during the summer to allow this faculty/staff group the opportunity to broaden their understanding of global social justice issues. Faculty participants included a service-learning component in one of their courses during the year following the program.


Service-Learning Trip to Northern Ireland
August 2002
  • To acquaint faculty with some of the literature and theory about social justice and
  • service-learning as a tool for achieving this.
  • To provide faculty with an opportunity to connect their commitment to social justice and change to their pedagogy.
  • To introduce faculty to community organizations with which they might build partnerships for service-learning courses.
  • To give faculty a retreat-like environment in
  • which to engage with each other and highly experienced moderators from HECUA in discussions and explorations of democracy and civic values.
  • To engage in recursive reflections about the theory and the practice of civic engagement for ourselves and our students.