Service learning as a teaching methodology has a growing following among faculty in higher education. Service learning combines community service with classroom instruction, focusing on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility. Service learning programs involve students in activities that address local needs while developing their academic skills and commitment to their communities.
Garcia, Rudy M. and Robinson, Gail, "Transcending Disciplines, Reinforcing Curricula: Why Faculty Teach With Service Learning" (2005). Higher Education. 190.