The difference between Service Learning and Community Service is not only are you doing something to help the community but you are also helping yourself. You learn from yourself and others whom you work with and this helps uplift both you and them. And everyone ends up more knowledgeable in the end. This meets Wayne State University’s standard by helping us learn how to teach in an urban area and developing curriculum. The course is Becoming and Urban Educator. Seeing how I attended DPS schools majority of my life, it is important to know that school settings do affect the learning going on in that establishment. Not all good and not all bad, a course such as this one can help lean future educators toward the good parts of know how to teach in an urban setting. It helps develop curriculum because we are working hands on with students so we of course need a plan to be set in motion throughout our time with the children we encounter.
PCBE is not a one size fits all approach because “all” is the not the same. They do not learn the same or act the same. they do not interpret the same, so it can never be one size fits all. We start of with a local method for a general population but we must break it down and start to mold a different strategy for different types of students just as when they give back what they have learned it will come in various ways, each way customized to that student.
PCBE allows for transformation in students becoming creators of knowledge rather than just consumers of knowledge because it allows for them to adopt the “each one teach one” theory. In a typical classroom knowledge is drilled in students and they are measured my what they remember and can spit back out at the teacher but with PCBE they are not just receiving information, but giving some as well,whether it be a way to do things or a different method learning, they share it and others learn from them as they learn from others.
Social meliorism is the belief that society and learning improves based on human effort. People like Lester Frank Ward believed that universal and comprehensive public schooling should provide the public with the knowledge a democracy needed to successfully conduct itself. I agree with this, but I believe it would take a lot of effort and educators must be willing to put in the effort for it to work to its best advantage. PCBE is a good example of this theory being put into play.