Learning Service

The two questions near the end make the point crystal clear:

“Far from always being the morally superior option, traveling abroad to “help” can in fact display a lot of ego. Educators and volunteer travel providers can communicate this to people by asking them to compare two concepts:

  1. Inexperienced volunteers who paint a fence that no one needs or who inadvertently support a corrupt organization
  2. Travelers who go overseas with the express purpose of listening to and learning from the people they meet so that they are more able to take action on the issues about which they learn”

http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/from_service_learning_to_learning_service?utm_source=Enews&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=SSIR_Now&utm_content=Title

 

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