Service-Learning (S-L) was launched as a signature pedagogy in NP in March 2016. This Library Resource Guide aims to provide information on S-L in NP as well as discipline-specific resources to equip academic staff to strengthen the use of S-L in their modules.
In Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Service-Learning is both a philosophy and a pedagogy. It inspires us to keep learning, seek opportunities to apply that learning, deepen our understanding of community needs, and co-create solutions with the communities we serve.
Service-Learning is infused into different modules across all our schools in NP. Our students experience at least one credit-bearing module in which Service-Learning is the pedagogy. They participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of personal values and civic responsibility*.
* Adapted from Bringle & Hatcher, 2009
OSL. (11 Apr 2017). NP Service-Learning Model. [Video file]. Retrieved from
Wong, E. (26 Apr 2017). Making service-learning work for me. [Video file]. Retrieved from
https://ivid.np.edu.sg/video/play/53029 [Requires NP log in]
NP’s Office of Service-Learning (OSL) was established in 2016, to focus on 5 key thrusts.