Instead of reviewing topics of CBL that are and that we have already extensively covered, I wanted to discuss what I thought was the most concerning aspect of CBL which is the belief of “Us vs. Them”. This is a sensitive top that needs to be addressed between all community partners, university staff, and students. Without consideration and understanding of this relationship, more damage could be done instead of helping build strong community partnerships and sustainable relationships. There needs to be dialogue between all involved in the process of community based learning, including the individuals involved at the site. Students should not go into their CLB experiencing with the “Us vs. Them” attitude but rather an attitude that fosters openness to learn and be accepting of everyone.

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