December 1, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Paxton Shares Best Practices in Service Learning at Yale University

Dr. Julia Paxton

Dr. Julia Paxton

Yale University invited Dr. Julia Paxton, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Campus and Community Engagement, to present a talk on “Taking Economics Out of the Classroom: Incorporating Service Learning into Economics Courses” in November.

During her visit, Paxton discussed innovative approaches for engaging students outside of the classroom by working with community partners in her Economics of Altruism and Economics of Poverty courses at Ohio University.

Yale’s interest in service learning is part of a nationwide trend in top universities across the world to incorporate community-engaged learning into the curriculum that aligns with the established scholarship on service-learning. Universities are finding that service learning not only stimulates academic learning and interest, but also increases applications and retention, leads to student personal and civic growth, and makes a positive impact in the community. The CCCE works with OHIO faculty and staff to utilize best practices in service learning pedagogy and to help make connections between university and community partners.


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