Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Achieving Teacher Education Objectives through Service Learning Strategies
Author(s): Sandhya Kumar
Abstract: Teacher education has wide varied scope and objectives. The prospective teachers have to be service minded and work dedicated to attain the broad end goals and objectives of teaching. The 21st century teaching demands the selfless service of teachers towards the noble profession of teaching. Hence the service learning strategies are to be studied and worked upon. The paper examines the service learning strategies which can be applied in the 21st century teacher education practices. It also highlights the importance of community service in teacher education. The service learning potentialities are to be explored by the prospective teachers deeply as a part of their curriculum. The prospective teachers are to be made aware of the relationship which service learning plays in the professional life of a teacher. Thus the paper broadly discusses the service learning strategies that can be followed and practiced by the prospective teachers during their teacher education course.