Journal of Geography
A call for combining the strengths of geographic education with environmental education to produce an 'education for sustainability' addresses local problems for sustainable development. A place-based approach encourages civic responsibility among students. Using service-learning to extend education beyond the classroom in this case study connected students with local clients in a watershed-based initiative. Theoretical underpinnings of service-learning for geographic education are discussed, and the case study is viewed from instructor, student, and client perspectives to identify successful outcomes and provide suggestions for those who might adopt service-learning for the first time.
Eflin, James and Sheaffer, Amy L., "Service-learning in Watershed-based Initiatives: Keys to Education for Sustainability in Geography?" (2006). Service Learning, General. 48.