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Book: Reflective Practice in TESOL Service-Learning

Chapter: What is Service-Learning?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.41872


Chapter 1 begins by defining what service-learning is and presenting the theoretical foundations of the service-learning context. Its justification and value are outlined before discussing the importance of service-learning in a TESOL context. The value of reflective practice in service- learning is then introduced with parallels to reflective practice in ELT showing applications of Farrell’s (2019) new model. Finally, challenges and issues in implementing reflective practice in TESOL service-learning contexts are presented to lay the foundation for the rest of the book, which provides principles guide reflective practice in TESOL service-learning, and practical tools to address the issues.

Chapter Contributors

  • Cynthia Macknish ( - cmacknish) ' Eastern Michigan University'