Service Learning and Academic Success It is highly likely that today’s college students will have run across the term service learning at some point throughout their high school or college careers. With many schools adopting service learning programs as a core part of their curriculum, this has become an integral component of many school’s course loads. Yet, the notion of service learning, and even community service in general, runs contradictory to the picture of today’s under 35 year old generation that Jean Twenge paints in her book Generation Me. Here she depicts a generation of individuals largely focused on notions of self satisfaction and enjoyment. A group that has come of age so enamored with their own self worth, that it seems...The end:
.....o more success in the classroom and beyond. Works Cited Deeley , Susan. “Service-learning: Thinking outside the box.” Active Learning in Higher Education. Nov 2010; 43. Francis, Raymond. “Service learning and student academic success.” Academic Exchange Quarterly. Sep (2005). McInerney , Dennis. Research on sociocultural influences on motivation and learning, Volume 1. Charlotte; IAP Publishing, 2001. Terenzini , Patrick. “Parsing the First Year of College: A Conceptual Framework for Studying College Impacts.” Penn State Center for the Study of Higher Education. November (2005). Twenge , Jean. Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled – and More Miserable Than Ever Before. New York, Free Press, 2006.