Globalising service-learning in the social sciences

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Abstract

The increasing internationalisation of social science curricula in undergraduate education along with the growth of service-learning has provided new opportunities to join the two. This article offers a reflection and discussion of service-learning with placements in international nongovernmental organisations (INGOs), drawing from its application in an undergraduate globalisation course in the United States. I argue that service-learning can be a useful pedagogical approach for helping students to think actively about themselves in relation to other people, other places and as part of broader global and transnational processes.

Contributor Notes

Stephanie A. Limoncelli is an associate professor of sociology at Loyola Marymount University and chair of the Global Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems 2016–17. She has research and teaching interests in the areas of globalisation, labour and gender, and she has published a book and several articles examining the role of nongovernmental organisations in addressing human trafficking. E-mail: slimonce@lmu.edu

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