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Clemson Collaborations in Service-Learning Archived Webcast

The Pink Octopus in the Room: Embracing the Many Tentacles of Service-Learning

Archived Webcast, April 9, 2013

While there are times that as teachers, we feel trapped by having to teach to the standards or our drive to meet Promotion and Tenure guidelines seem to cloud what we know can be positive learning experiences for the students, there comes a time where we must embrace the many positive aspects that service-learning can provide. This presentation will describe a multifaceted approach to using service-learning to enhance the classroom experience for both public school teachers and University faculty. Components of study abroad, service-learning, creative inquiry, promotion and tenure and University/public school partnership will be discussed.

The link the students put together for the trip.
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Skye Arthur-Banning Brandi Crowe
Skye Arthur-Banning Brandi Crowe


Skye Arthur-Banning, Ph.D. teaches Community Sport Management at Clemson University.  He has worked on various programming and sportsmanship initiatives, teaches about positive youth development, Outcome Based Management and Programming in community recreation programs, offers seminars for parents and coaches on ethical behavior in sport and focuses on reducing obesity through increased sport participation. In addition, Dr. Arthur-Banning has coordinated multiple study abroad experiences that involved service-learning components such as volunteering at the Olympics games or service learning trips to Tanzania to work in Orphanages and afterschool programs.

Brandi M. Crowe, M.S., CTRS is a doctoral student in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at Clemson University. Her current research interests include therapeutic recreation, adapted sports, and stress/coping processes.

Clemson Collaborations in Service-Learning Webcast

Clemson University Collaborations in Service-Learning is sponsored by the Clemson Service Alliance. The Service Alliance promotes the use of community service and service-learning by Clemson faculty in classes with both undergraduate and graduate students in all major disciplinary areas. The Collaborations radio webcasts are an opportunity to hear from some of our Clemson Service Alliance Faculty Fellows, their students, and their community partners about  service-learning projects around the state of S.C., and to learn about the impact of these service-learning projects on the community and on student learning outcomes.  In 2012- 2013, we will be focusing on service –learning classes in five different disciplinary areas:  Planning and Landscape Architecture, English, Languages, Teacher Education, and Nursing. Thank you for participating, and we hope that service-learning practitioners in both K-12 and higher education will find these workshops very helpful in the course development, implementation, and evaluation process.
This program comes to you as a public service of Clemson University. There is no fee, and no registration is required. You may listen to the program and view the supplementary materials using only your computer. You will need to call in if you wish to speak on the live program.