Service Learning

UH Students

More and more, the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Manoa where I am employed is engaged with service learning — a theme that resonates with the film’s focus on community. One of the goals of service learning in the Researching Oceania course (PACS 603) that I teach is for students to gain a further understanding of the course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and a better understanding of what it means to be responsible and accountable to Pacific peoples. This spring 2013 semester, some of the service-learning activities by my graduate students ranged from writing grants for organizations that serve Pacific Islander communities to holding workshops to address language revival, poetry, and music.

Read more in the Center’s newsletter, Pacific News from Manoa.

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