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Éducation physique

What is Community Service Learning (CSL)

Teaching strategy that impacts and strengthens communities

Community Service Learning is a proven teaching strategy that helps students acquire subject-specific and cross-curricular competencies while meeting an authentic community need.

Community Service Learning emphasizes opportunities for reflection that enriches the learning experience, teaches civic responsibility, and strengthens communities.

(Source: Service Learning in the K-3 classroom, Vickie E. Lake and Ithel Jones. 2012)

All across Quebec, teachers are working with students to be active citizens that make a positive difference in their school and wider community.

CSL Projects Include:

Why Develop a Community Service Learning Project?

The combination of experiential learning and the personal satisfaction that students gain from helping others makes service learning an effective teaching and learning tool.

There is evidence that Community Service Learning projects that include opportunities for students to write for an authentic audience supports student learning. Research shows that “teachers who included more authentic literacy activities more of the time had students who showed higher growth in both comprehension and writing”.

-Duke, Purcell-Gates, Hall & Tower, 2006

Teacher Tools for Planning a
Community Service Learning Project:

Curated Resources for CSL

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