Abstract

This article proposes two ways in which service-learning can promote responsible leadership in young people. First, service-learning can develop specific leadership skills. Second, service-learning can engender a notion of leadership based on service. The article then explores the practical experiences and reflections of education students studying a first semester service-learning course at the University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle campus. These responses indicate ways those involved in service-learning are able to meet needs in the community. Finally, the article considers a range of comments made by the students' placement supervisors. Many of the comments highlight leadership attributes and behaviours.

Keywords

Service-learning, leadership, service

Comments

Principal Matters is published by The Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals (VASSP) and permission has been granted to down load the author's final version of 'Service-Learning: promoting leadership in young people'

The published article may be accessed from the publisher here

Principal Matters may be accessed from the National Library of Australia here

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