We aspire to infuse Service Learning into the curriculum and across the co-curricular program at the International School of Beijing. It is a captivating, challenging, and relevant learning journey that integrates purposeful action with instruction and reflection. Service Learning is a key component of Learning at its Best and develops compassion and empathy, strengthens communities, and nurtures a global mindset.
Sharing of ourselves, our resources, our skills, and our learning in order to benefit our on-campus, local, and global communities
Experiences across the four types of service learning: direct, indirect, advocacy and research.
Reciprocal and mutually beneficial relationships for all stakeholders.
Recognize that it takes more than good intentions to make an impact
Understand the systems of power that are at play in perpetuating inequality
Understand their own privilege and place in the world
Utilize and value the strengths and expertise of the community beneficiaries.
Believe that everyone has the right to a life of dignity
Believe that to impact another community, we need to become a community ourselves
Take a strengths-based approach when analyzing community need.
Engage in reflection as an omnipresent component of their learning journey
Some factors include:
A connected concept that is valuable for service learning is global citizenship. ISB defines a global citizen as someone who: