Center for Collaboration and Development

Foundations of Service-Learning Pedagogy

February 28, 2014
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
113 Wishcamper

Foundations of Service-Learning Pedagogy

The Office of Community-Based Learning is pleased to host an interactive presentation by Dr. Paula Gerstenblatt. Explore the key principles of service-learning, research potential, how it deepens academic learning, connects to the core curriculum, and concrete methodologies. 

This session is part of the Spring 2014 Service-Learning Engaged Teaching Series and is useful for faculty who are interested in integrating community work into their curriculum as well as for those who already do but are looking for inspiration or a community of practitioners.

Friday, February 28th

  • 9:00am to noon
  • 113 Wishcamper, USM Portland Campus

Event Resources:


 Dr. Gerstenblatt is faculty in USM's School of Social Work and the founder and former Director of the Mart Community Project located in rural Mart, Texas, a community development initiative and nationally recognized model of a reciprocal community-university partnership.

Learn more about Dr. Gerstenblatt.



Spring 2014 Service-Learning Engaged Teaching Series

How can we develop curriculum that allows students to engage with the community in meaningful ways to address social and environmental issues, while meeting academic and civic learning goals?

This faculty-led Engaged Teaching Series provides space for faculty to come together, learn about and share effective service-learning methodologies, explore the key components of successful community-campus partnerships and discuss research potential for this work. Engaged teaching and scholarship has mutual benefits for faculty, students and the community - join us to learn more about how you can utilize these methods in your teaching and in supporting the gaining momentum for this at USM. This Spring 2014 Series includes:


Keep the Conversation Going

Reach out to Craig DeForest, USM Program Manager of Service Learning.