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By Harold Ward

9th within the Service-Learning within the Disciplines sequence, this e-book discusses the pervasive use of service-learning in environmental experiences courses and explains why it frequently is a required a part of the environmental experiences curriculum. individuals from a variety of collage and collage environmental reports courses speak about the advantages and demanding situations those courses offer and the resultant common healthy among environmental reviews and service-learning.

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Learn to appreciate the importance of personal appearance and style, as they gather information by interviewing public and college officials and members of the business community. Return as alumni and report that this course has been of outstanding value as a transition to their professional activities after graduation. Thus, although the course has taken on various forms over its 30-year history, it remains uncontested as a unifying experience that epitomizes, for both faculty and students, the core values of environmental studies in a liberal arts context.

Table and graphics editor, science editor, preliminary and final draft editors). Students must apply for these, stating their reasons and qualifications. In fact, students list four choices in each area and rank them by interest. We then review these applications and "hire" each student for a job in each area. Most students receive their first choice, and only rarely does one not get his or her second choice. This procedure allows us not only to divide the workload but to do so based on each student's preferences, talents, and experiences.

None of these devices has shown enough success to become institutionalized in the course, but all instructors do spend some time alerting students to the importance and difficulty of building an effective committee structure. Designing committee structure usually goes along with preliminary attempts to analyze the problem. In cases where the policy options seem fairly clear from the beginning, or emerge quickly, the teams may be constituted as individual special-interest teams. More commonly, however, policy options are not clear at the outset, and the teams are developed on the basis of natural needs of data gathering and analysis.

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