Global pressure of transforming the higher education context has resulted in various responses. One such response has been the development of a new social contract between universities and society. This calls for universities to become more responsive through teaching, learning and research to the wider community. Service-Learning is a response to this call; hence the Council on Higher Education recommends that service-learning be seen as part of a new social contract between the university and society. 'Service-learning is entrenched in a discourse that proposes the development and transformation of higher education in relation to community needs' (CHE, 2006).
Rhodes University is strengthening and developing this area of teaching and learning. The Centre for Higher Education Research Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) offers a service to departments in developing their Service-Learning curricula.
For further details please visit the service-learning site or contact Mandy Hlengwa at CHERTL on 8171 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org