The Maryland Student Service Alliance definition of service-learning is:
Making a difference through actions of caring for others, in the school or in the community, through direct service, indirect service and advocacy, with preparation and reflection.
The most important word in the definition is Actions. Service is not intentions or plans or discussing ideas. Service is doing something to make the world a better place.
Townsend, Kathleen Kennedy and O'Neill, Maggie, "Maryland Student Service Alliance Teacher Training Manual" (1993). Guides. 41.
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