The service-learning process takes students through the stages of Investigation, Preparation, Action, Reflection, Demonstration and Evaluation. Check out these tools from generationOn that will help every step of the way!
The IPARDE Process
Investigation: Use critical thinking to identify and analyze community needs and assets and student interests, skills and talents.
- Youth Interest Inventory (for Elementary, Middle and High School)
- Community Mapping for Youth
- Fact Sheets for youth on Animal Welfare, Environment, Global Warming, Hunger, Homelessness, Healthy Eating and Literacy
- Blue Sky Envisioning Activity
- Introduction to Philanthropy Lessons
- generationOn Webinar Archive: Spotlight on Investigation
Preparation: Get ready to take action through service by gaining knowledge and skills aligned with academic objectives. Collaborate with community partners to create a service plan that addresses identified community need(s).
Action: Engage in meaningful and creative service that enhances learning and provides guided practice in social responsibility.
Reflection: Communicate feelings, experiences and learnings before, during and after the action phase.
Demonstration: Showcase the service-learning experience, demonstrating insights and outcomes to the community.
Evaluation: Assess student learning and the service-learning experience as a whole to identify successes and areas for improvement.