Service Learning

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Re: Service Learning

Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:07 AM

Well I was in the military which is very socialist (even sort of communist) and I really liked the way things worked. I liked that we took turns taking care of general tasks around the the base. So I think it would do many of those stuck up rich kids a lot of good to see what its like to do all that crap they will never have to do.

Generally I think that it *could* have benefit. But in general, I think it is probably bogus. I understand that some people had/have genuine life changing learning experiences which open their eyes to the society they live in. But when you institutionalize it to a requirement no one will care, they will just be passing time to get the credit.
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Re: Service Learning

Posted 07 April 2008 - 12:21 PM

View PostProgrammist, on 6 Apr, 2008 - 02:48 PM, said:

Sounds like your stuck. Just out of curiosity, what state/college is this?


East Central University in big ole Ada, Oklahoma. It's actually one of the first colleges to get chartered in the state and for the most part realitivly conservitive. New Dean, new policies though.

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Well I was in the military which is very socialist (even sort of communist) and I really liked the way things worked. I liked that we took turns taking care of general tasks around the the base. So I think it would do many of those stuck up rich kids a lot of good to see what its like to do all that crap they will never have to do.

Generally I think that it *could* have benefit. But in general, I think it is probably bogus. I understand that some people had/have genuine life changing learning experiences which open their eyes to the society they live in. But when you institutionalize it to a requirement no one will care, they will just be passing time to get the credit.

I was in the military as well.

Belive me there aren't a lot of rich kids at this school. The ratio of non-traditional to traditional students is quite high.
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Re: Service Learning

Posted 08 April 2008 - 04:13 PM

So whats the point of adding the service requirement? Where is the benefit to the school and students. It sounds like something that would agravate the student body and cause the school to loose money. Take the issue up with your student government (they may be under the impression that the students think its a good idea).
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