Monday, October 19, 2009

Kahne & Westheimer

1."students would interact with those less fortunate than themselves and would experience the excitement and joy of learning while using the community as a classroom."

i feel that this quote is very important. i feel that working with your community will not only benefit you in the classroom, but it will also benefit those you are helping. learning about other things besides math and science, like things that people are effected by daily and showing students that they can help will get them excited for learning and help their community.

2. "we attempt to "apprehend the realityof the other" and then to "struggle (for progress) together". in so doing, we create opportunities for changing and understanding of the other and the context within which he or she lives."

this quote i feel is very important because it talks about how we can learn from each other within the community and understand their life styles. also i feel that it deals with being able to understand how people live each day and to avoid any judements that may have been percieved earlier.

3. "with the current interest in and allocation of resources to service learning comes a growing need to clarify the ideological perspectives that underlie service learning programs."

i dont understand why service learning projects must be clarified. most high schools have a requirement that they must do community serice hours of some sort to graduate. i feel that helping the community should never have to be justified. students dont always just have to learn about the four major subjects, but they should also learn about what happening around them and waht they can do to help.

i think this article is very important, however i must say i found it lengthy and a bit boring. i lost interest on the third page. but i do think it is important for students to get a all around eductation.

1 comment:

  1. You are one of many who said that this wasn't our most interesting article... but it sounds like you pulled out some important ideas.