References, Toolkits and Portals

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Engaged Scholarship Resources

Service-Learning Resources

Online module

The online module is intended to prepare students for successful service-learning partnerships. Completing this module is a required aspect of all APPLES courses and will provide insight aimed at making the most of a service-learning experience.

Service-Learning Series

The Service-Learning Series is a comprehensive online faculty resource for service-learning pedagogy was developed by APPLES faculty and instructors, offering valuable information for both new and experienced service-learning faculty. This series is intended to offer foundational information about various key components of service-learning, its practice and implementation.

  • The Introduction to Service-Learning offers a primer on service-learning as a pedagogy, expectations of faculty and components of APPLES Service-learning courses.
  • The Course Planning and Design guide provides details on the timeline for developing a course, criteria for service-learning syllabi and information on developing course goals, objectives and assessment.
  • The Community Partnerships guide offers approaches to building and sustaining community partnerships in service-learning.
  • The Reflection Resources guide offers variety of approaches, guidelines and activities that can further engage students in learning and reflection.
  • The Toolkit for Preparing Students for Service-Learning offers articles, activities and lesson plans to engage and prepare students for a meaningful service-learning experience.