This article will address the importance of a holistic approach for human services by exploring the concept of community and utilizing service-learning/experiential education in human service courses. ACCESS (Achievement, Collaboration, Community, Education, Standards, and Services) will be covered by illustrating how service-learning/experiential education is a great pedagogy for collaborative partnerships between the university, community, students and faculty. Important elements of service learning/experiential education will be reviewed to provide a better understanding of the concepts. Reflections of the service experience will be included from students, community agency and faculty. Survey results will be utilized to demonstrate how service-learning/experiential education helps students achieve skills and a better understanding of course concepts while helping meet needed services in the community.
Taylor, Teresa Brooks; and Kridler, Jamie Branon. 2013. Reflections on the Impact of Service-Learning/Experiential Education for the Field of Human Services. Serve InDEED – Tennessee Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. Vol.2(1). 25-28. https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/volunteertn/documents/service_learning/TNJournalofService-LearningandCivicEngagementVol2Issue1.pdf