These resources are extremely helpful if you are beginning to use Service Learning in a course, or simply if you are looking for ways to alter or expand your use of the pedagogy. Many of the books and articles are available online and linked below.
Why Use Service Learning?
Eyler, J., Giles, Jr,. D.E., Stenson, C.M., & Gray, C.J. (2001). At a glance: What we know about the effects of service-learning on college students, faculty, institutions, and communities, 1993-2000: Third edition. Vanderbilt University.
Billig, S.H. & Eyler, J. (Eds.). (2003). Deconstructing service-learning: Research exploring context, participation, and impacts. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
Billig, S.H. & Furco, A. (Eds.). (1997). Service-learning: Through a multidisciplinary lens. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
Billig, S.H. & Waterman, A.S. (2003). Studying service learning. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Bringle, R.G., Philips, M.A., & Hudson, M. (2004). The measure of service learning: Research scales to assess student experiences. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Davidson, G., Billig, S.H., & Springer, N.C. (2006). Advancing knowledge in service learning: Research to transform the field (K.M. Casey, Ed.). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
Eyler, J., & Giles Jr., D.E., (1997). The importance of program quality in service-learning. In A. S. Waterman (Ed.), Service-learning: Applications from the research (pp. 57-76). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Eyler, J. & Giles, Jr., D.E. (1999). Where's the learning in service-learning? San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Furco, A. & Billig, S.H. (2002). Service learning: The essence of the pedagogy. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
Gelmon, S.B. & Billig, S.H. (2007). From passion to objectivity: International and cross-disciplinary perspectives on service-learning research. Charlotte: NC: Information Age Publishing.
Jacoby, B. & Associates (Ed.). (2003). Building partnerships for service-learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
O’Grady, C.R. (Ed.). (2000). Integrating service learning and multicultural education in colleges and universities. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Root, S., Callahan, J., & Billig, S. (Eds.). (2005). Improving service learning practice: Research on models to enhance impacts. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
Tonkin, H. (Ed.). (2004). Service-learning across cultures: Promise and achievement. New York, NY: The International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership Press.
Ward, K. (2003). Faculty service roles and the scholarship of engagement. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Waterman, A.S. (Ed.). (1997). Service learning: Applications from the research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Welch, M. & Billig, S. (Eds.). (2004). New perspectives in service-learning: Research to advance the field. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
Zlotkowski, E., Longo, N., and Williams, J. (Eds.) (2006). Students as colleagues: Expanding the circle of service-learning leadership. Providence, RI: Brown University Campus Compact.
Zlotkowski, E. (1998). Successful service learning programs. Jaffrey, NH: Anker Publishing Company, Inc.
Reflection & Service Learning
Ahmed, Z., Hutter L. & Plaut, J. (2005/2008). Reflection in higher education service learning. Scotts Valley, CA: Learn and Serve America’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse.
Amulya, J. (2004). Guide to integrating reflection into field-based courses. Center for Reflective Community Practice, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT.
Ash, S.L., Clayton, P.H., & Moses, M.G. (2007). Schematic overview of the DEAL model for critical reflection. Teaching and Learning Through Critical Reflection: An Instructors' Guide. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Ash, S.L., & Clayton, P.H. (2004). The articulated learning: An approach to guided reflection and assessment. Innovative Higher Education, 29(2).
Ash, S.L., Clayton, P.H., & Atkinson, M.P. (2005) Integrating reflection and assessment to capture and improve student learning. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 11(2), 49-60.
Bringle, R. G., & Hatcher, J.A. Reflection in service-learning: Making meaning of experience. Introduction to Service Learning Toolkit, Campus Compact, 113-119.
Campus Compact (2001). Using structured reflection to enhance service-learning.
Eyler, J. (2002). Reflection: Linking service and learning- Linking students and communities. Journal of Social Issues, 58(3), 517-534.
Falk, D. (1995). Preflection: A strategy for enhancing reflection. NSEE Quarterly, 13.
Hatcher, J.A., & Bringle, R.G. (1997). Reflections: Bridging the gap between service and learning. Journal of College Teaching, 45, 153-158.
Wolcott, S.K., & Lynch, C.L. (2000). The reflective judgment model: Implications for service-learning and reflection.
Strand, K., Cutforth, N., Stoecker, R., Marullo, S., Donohue, P. (2003). Community-based research and higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.