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Service learning in higher education is an experiential learningpedagogy that balances the needs of student and community membersinvolved links the service and learning through reflective processesand if skillfully managed leads to positive student personal social orcitizenship career and intellectual development Kraft 1Volunteering is a part of the service learning experience because it isan option or in other words an opinion In order to be a volunteer oneneeds to choose to be a part of it and actually want to make adifference The problem is that not everyone wants to make a differenceIn the past there was no such thing as making service a mandatory partof life One could simply choose whether or not they wanted to be aparticipant of service Therefore a question that still stands todayis Should we as a society have to be forced to participate in serviceto better others and when it is forced how does it affect the generalrelationship between the volunteer and the one that needs help Intodays society service has become a mandatory activity to fulfillrequirements in different aspects For example a certain amount ofcommunity service hours are required in the Catholic religion in orderto be confirmed as a true Catholic In a different aspect some highschools make it a requirement for students to complete a certain amountof service hours in order to graduate Making service a mandatoryvolunteerism is a very risky situation that can lead to a negativeoutcome because no one wants to be forced to do anything they do notwant to When students are forced to complete service as a requirementthey are already tuned out because this means that they will have tomake time around school family friends and extracurricularactivities There have even been cases where the community service hasbeen lied about just so the student can say that they fulfilled therequirement Kraft says The issue of requiring community service forgraduation or service learning as a course requirement is a contentiousone that has led to more
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