Promoting lifelong learning through community service projects

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The First International Annual Conference on Democratic Citizenship, organized by the Moroccan Center for Civic Education, MCCE, in Marrakech, Morocco, February 26-March 1, 2014.

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  • 1. Promoting LifelongLearning throughCommunity Service Projects11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144..1StIACDC, MCCE, Marrakech,February 26-March 1, 2014.AAbbddeellllaattiiff ZZoouubbaaiirr,,EELLTT ssuuppeerrvviissoorr,,SSMMDD AAccaaddeemmyy,, AAggaaddiirr..EEmmaaiill:: aabbddeellllaattiiff..zzoouubbaaiirr@@ggmmaaiill..ccoommWeb:wwwwww..zzoouubbaaiirreellttccoommmmuunniittyy..aacc..mmaa

2. 11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144..OOuuttlliinnee11.. BBeenneeffiittss ooff ccoommmmuunniittyy sseerrvviiccee ffoorr ssttuuddeennttss22.. RReesseeaarrcchh ffiinnddiinnggss33.. CCaatteeggoorriizziinngg ffiinnddiinnggss44.. SSaammppllee ccoommmmuunniittyy sseerrvviiccee pprroojjeeccttss55.. RReeccoommmmeennddaattiioonnss66.. RReeffeerreenncceess 3. 11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144..TToo rreefflleecctt oonn IInn tteeaacchhiinngg yyoouu ccaannnnoott sseeee tthhee .. .. .. .. .. ooff aaddaayy''ss wwoorrkk.. IItt iiss .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. aanndd rreemmaaiinnss ssoo,,mmaayybbee ffoorr ttwweennttyy yyeeaarrss.. JJaaccqquueess BBaarrzzuunn ((11990077--22001122)) 4. 11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144..TToo rreefflleecctt oonn IInn tteeaacchhiinngg yyoouu ccaannnnoott sseeee tthhee ffrruuiitt ooff aa ddaayy''sswwoorrkk.. IItt iiss iinnvviissiibbllee aanndd rreemmaaiinnss ssoo,, mmaayybbee ffoorrttwweennttyy yyeeaarrss.. JJaaccqquueess BBaarrzzuunn ((11990077--22001122)) 5. 11.. IIss iitt wwoorrtthh iitt??what do you think would be the benefits ofcommunity service for students?11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144.. 6. 22.. WWhhaatt ddooeess rreesseeaarrcchh ssaayy??a. "Middle school male students reportedincreased . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and fewerbehavioral problems after engaging in service-learning."(Switzer, et. al., 1995).11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144.. 7. b. "Students who engage in service-learning feelthat they can make . . . . . . . . . . .(OBannon, 1999; Cairn, 1999).11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144.. 8. c. "Over 80 percent of participants in highquality service-learning programs felt that theyhad made a positive . . . . . . . . . . . . . to thecommunity." (Melchior, 1999; Billig andConrad, 1997; Scales and Blyth, 1997).11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144.. 9. dd.. "Eighty-three percent of schools with service-learningprograms reported that . . . . . . . . . . . . .point averages of participating service-learningstudents improved 76 percent of the time".(Follman, 1999).11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144.. 10. ee.. "Students who engaged in service-learningwere more likely to increase their sense of self-esteemand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "(Shaffer,1993).11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144.. 11. ff.. "Elementary and middle school students whoparticipated in service-learning had improved. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . skills and increasedinterest in academics." (Stephens, 1995).11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144.. 12. a. "Middle school male students reportedincreased self-esteem and fewer behavioralproblems after engaging in service-learning."(Switzer, et. al., 1995).b. "Students who engage in service-learning feelthat they can make a difference . (OBannon,1999; Cairn, 1999).11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144.. 13. c. "Over 80 percent of participants in high qualityservice-learning programs felt that they had made apositive contribution to the community." (Melchior,1999; Billig and Conrad, 1997; Scales and Blyth, 1997).d. "Eighty-three percent of schools with service-learningprograms reported that grade point averagesof participating service-learning students improved 76percent of the time". (Follman, 1999).11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144.. 14. e. "Students who engaged in service-learningwere more likely to increase their sense of self-esteemand self-efficacy. "(Shaffer, 1993).f. "Elementary and middle school students whoparticipated in service-learning had improvedproblem-solving skills and increased interestin academics." (Stephens, 1995).11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144.. 15. 33.. BBeenneeffiitt ccaatteeggoorriieessPersonalDevelopment11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144..SocialEngagementAcademicAchievement 16. 44.. SSaammppllee CCoommmmuunniittyy PPrroojjeeccttssWWhhaatt ffeeaattuurreess ddoo tthhee pprroojjeeccttss11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144..ddeemmoonnssttrraattee??1.An educational trip to the Tizgharine elementary school in theUpper Atlas Mountains: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiaEgQtFhJI2.Renovating the Children's Playgound in Ouled Teima:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mXFy0V2Pzs 17. 11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144..55.. TTiimmee ffoorr SShhaarriinnggWWhhaatt wwoouulldd yyoouu rreeccoommmmeenndd ffoorrccoolllleeaagguueess iinntteerreesstteedd oorr aallrreeaaddyy iinnvvoollvveedd iinnssuucchh pprroojjeeccttss?? 18. BBiibb//wweebblliiooggrraapphhyy-Billig S.H. (2002). The Impacts of Service-Learning onYouth, Schools and Communities: 19901999. Denver: RMCResearch Corporation.-Johnson, Angelina Marie and Deborah Jean Notah. (1999).The Elementary School Journal: 99(5). Special Issue: Non-Subject-Matter Outcomes of Schooling, 453-467.-Learning In Deed: Making a Difference Through ServiceLearning. W.K. Kellogg Foundation. (2005).http://www.learningindeed.org-National Service Learning Clearinghouse. (2005), fromhttp://www.servicelearning.org/11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144.. 19. TThhaannkk yyoouu ffoorr yyoouurr yyoouurr aatttteennttiioonn!!11SStt IIAACCDDCC,, MMaarrrraakkeecchh,,FFeebb.. 22001144..