Si, puedes! : the making of a service-learning project : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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Thornberry, Christopher
Pak, Chin-Sook
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Thesis (B.?.)
Honors College
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The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse defines the term `Service-Learning' as "a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities" ( project is a documentary of a service-learning seminar that created an educational video to better inform Hispanic high school students and their families about the importance of and preparation process for higher education. The video (approximately 20 minutes in length) contains the following six chapters that demonstrate not only the work which students completed, but also the personal transformations that occurred as a result:Introduction – introduces the students and their professorThe Project – describes the project and approach to researchCommunity Partners – showcases the partnerships students createdwith the Hispanic communityThe Production – chronicles the making of the video from concept to completionReflection – presents student testimonies on the importance and benefits of the classCreditsAs scholarship of engagement and immersive learning experiences become more popular, stories such as the one captured in this documentary will prove to be beneficial inspirations to students and teachers who consider taking on similar work in the future.