CP Service Learning
What is Service Learning?
Service Learning is the development and application of knowledge and skills towards meeting an identified and authentic community need. Students will undertake service initiatives related to topics in their chosen career path.
Service Learning provides opportunities for students to apply their interests, skills and talents along with academic knowledge towards the common good while being observant of personal development and the impact of their actions.
Through the authenticity of the experience, there is the potential to transform or redefine a student’s behavior and actions within his or her personal values, changing the student while the student’s actions change the community for the better.
During service learning, students develop and apply academic knowledge, personal skills and social skills in real-life situations in accordance with the IB mission statement and the IB learner profile.
These skills include:
decision-making, problem-solving, initiative,
responsibility, accountability for actions
Aims of SL
Through SL experiences, students:
Provide a service that meets a clearly identified community need
Develop working relationships with members of the community
Develop a sense of caring about and responsibility for others
Reflect actively on the planning, implementation and revision of the experience through development of a portfolio
Build on existing skills and develop new ones
Enhance the existing school curriculum.