Proposal Abstract

Presenters discuss their collaborative service learning project which involved students in an Intercultural Communication and an Advanced Video Production course at Georgia Southern University, and the Southeast Georgia Communities Project (SEGCP), a non-profit organization serving needy community members and seasonal farm worker families in Lyons, Georgia. Students and faculty traveled to SEGCP headquarters and then to a migrant worker camp, participated in a health information visit, and videotaped face-to-face interviews with students, organization members, and seasonal workers. Presenters show the student-produced video and discuss a wide range of products possible from collaborative service learning projects that are useful to the communities being served, to current student portfolios, to future course development, and to faculty as the basis for research projects. Audience members will create a preliminary map of their own possible collaborative project: identify issues/needs/problems of concern, possible project collaborators in their institution, and specific local communities in need.

Location

Room 2904

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 11th, 10:00 AM Mar 11th, 10:45 AM

Collaborative Service Learning: Developing, Documenting, Fostering Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Exchange

Room 2904

Presenters discuss their collaborative service learning project which involved students in an Intercultural Communication and an Advanced Video Production course at Georgia Southern University, and the Southeast Georgia Communities Project (SEGCP), a non-profit organization serving needy community members and seasonal farm worker families in Lyons, Georgia. Students and faculty traveled to SEGCP headquarters and then to a migrant worker camp, participated in a health information visit, and videotaped face-to-face interviews with students, organization members, and seasonal workers. Presenters show the student-produced video and discuss a wide range of products possible from collaborative service learning projects that are useful to the communities being served, to current student portfolios, to future course development, and to faculty as the basis for research projects. Audience members will create a preliminary map of their own possible collaborative project: identify issues/needs/problems of concern, possible project collaborators in their institution, and specific local communities in need.