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According to Kahne and Westheimer there are tow types of service learning experiences charity and change The charity model is described as a service learning experience that focus on helping those in need but without producing any effort to try to change the situation that affect those who are being help in this way maintaining the status quo or how things are Leaving things how they are creates societal reproduction or the act of repeating the way of individuals interact with social systems In contrast the change model as the name implies it its a service learning experience that focuses on social transformation helping and changing the societal situation of those in needs In this Blog entry my main purpose is to offered examples from my own service learning experience that demonstrate how my experience focus in the change modelOne of the main goals of the change model is caring Caring is creating connections with the people you are helping connections that would drive a need in the individual to change the situations that affect those being help As a tutor my job is to sit with groups of diverse students that belong to different races and societal backgrounds for a determine amount of time and review with them the concepts that were thought in the class or play different games that help reinforce those concepts These students are selected because there are believe to be in need of more help than other student in the class This means that I normally work with the same students every time I visit the classroom After a couple of days I not only remember each student name I also remember there main and specific problems regarding spelling or letter recognition but most importantly and maybe unintentionally I know their favorite TV shows favorite color and what they eat for breakfast that morning I learned about their lives I learned about their cultures both the family culture
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