Service Learning: Planting the Seeds of Personal Investment in Social Change
Reflection is more than thinking about the service learning experience; it is about linking the experience to the insights of sociological theory and method. Reflection aids students in recognizing their civic responsibilities to those whom they provide services. Most importantly it places students in a position to recognize, and in a small way, address social injustice at a micro level of experience. At this level of experience, the seeds of personal investment in social change are planted.