Service Learning

Sanford Center for Aging

Drum Circle

Emily Brady, MSW, leads faculty, staff and guests in a drumming circle at the 2014 Celebration of Scholars in Aging.

Service Learning is an important aspect of gerontological education and our students engage in approximately 120-240 hours of service learning in completion of their gerontology course work. We view creative self-expression of the experience of service learning as a key component of students' learning and ability to communicate how their service learning projects influenced them. Students share their service learning experiences in a variety of modalities such as in a professional poster presentation at the annual Celebration of Scholars in Aging event; journaling; performance art; video production; visual art; and writing poetry. Below are some examples from students.