Title

Service Learning: Fostering a Cycle of Caring in Our Gifted Youth

Department

Secondary and Middle Grades Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2003

Abstract

: Service learning, a method of instruction that combines learning with service to the community, can foster mutual respect and caring between gifted students and their communities. Using examples from various service learning experiences conducted by young gifted adolescents, the authors relate how service learning can be instrumental in infusing the qualities of caring in gifted youth. A K-12 best-practice model for service learning that incorporates the Creative Problem Solving process, the cognitive apprenticeship model, cooperative learning, reflection, and celebration is described. INSETS: Awards for Service Projects;Material Helpful for Service Learning.

Journal

Journal of Advanced Academics

Journal ISSN

1932-202X

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

23

Last Page

32

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.4219/jsge-2003-437