Week Without Walls, Nepal. Middle School students visited a part of Nepal where rhinos, tigers and other endangered animals are starting to thrive due to various wildlife protection schemes. They assisted in building bio gas, which help ensure Nepal’s natural environment is maintained for future generations of animals and humans alike.
Service Learning at the American School of Dubai, integrated in curriculum, blends inquiry and informed action to promote positive change, contribute to social transformation, and develop critical consciousness.
Service learning is integral to our school's mission and core values. Service outcomes might include direct service, indirect service, advocacy or research. Whether in a Week Without Walls trip or in classrooms across the school, service learning is a teaching and learning methodology that is crucial in the cultivation of a culture of contribution and service in our community. Service learning is also used as a framework for action for our student organizations.
Service learning has, at its core, the development of global contributors. It is an instructional methodology that integrates connections to world issues through the acquisition and development of skills to support solutions to local, community or global problems. Service learning is an experience defined by student agency, inquiry, and collaboration through a process of investigation, planning, action, reflection, and demonstration to address authentic needs.