Enhancing Learning, Changing the World: How Service-Learning Influences the Brain

Tracey Honeycutt Sigler, Kristi Lewis Tyran


Service-learning helps students learn about course concepts through applying them in a setting outside the classroom. The experiences provided by service-learning create conditions that can lead to changes in the learner’s brain. In this paper, we provide support for this assertion from research in brain-based learning with suggestions of how to explicitly apply concepts from these areas of study to service-learning pedagogy so that we might increase learning.


brain-based learning, teaching and learning, experiential learning

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