Service Learning is a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address social and environmental needs. Reciprocity and reflection are key components.
The ‘2 Way Learning’ Service Learning program is specifically designed for Aboriginal students from remote or rural locations to undertake service learning activities in overseas environments. They will serve and contribute to a community for the purpose of others security and fulfillment, a sustainable world, a just and equitable society and the protection of nature and other species.
For some students this might be the first time they have experienced international travel as they venture into a non-judgemental realm. The programs are intended to develop
The Developing Nation School program involves living in and working with a community to focus on
(Important roles girls and women play in society, Impact of Climate Change, access to clean water, inadequate sanitation facilities and overcrowding, orphans and children with disabilities)
The program will require students to
Students will work with animal conservation groups to focus on
With respect to the area visited, the program will require students to
It is hoped that the students will gain self satisfaction that can comes from contributing.
For the purpose of this paper, the term Aboriginal students encompass those who are based in the remote or rural community. It is anticipated that the majority of these students will be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent but this cohort could include students of non-Aboriginal background. ‘2 Way Learning’ will involve all community students.