This best-practices article endorses incorporating service-learning into the foundational public speaking course. The article explains connections between service-learning and the rhetorical tradition, highlights pedagogical approaches that would benefit from a service-learning component, and discusses the benefits of service-learning for community partners and students. The remainder of the article focuses on how to implement servicelearning in a public speaking course, including reflection and assessment recommendations.
Munz, E. A., Gatchet, R. D., & Meier, M. R. (2018). Integrating service-learning in the public speaking course. Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 1, 115-123. https://doi.org/10.31446/JCP.2018.19
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