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ERIC Number: ED442439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 33
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Service Learning: Is It Good for You?
Wang, Winnie
This study explores the relationship between elements of the service learning pedagogy and the self-development of students. The study focuses specifically on undergraduates who participated in a career-based outreach program (CBOP) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Observers followed four student fellows enrolled in a Community Service Learning for Student Achievement in fall/winter 1998-99 as they attended lectures and discussion groups and visited field sites. The data included weekly ethnographic field notes prepared by the observers, as well as one-on-one interviews with students. Three self-development outcomes emerged from the data: a commitment to loving people and loving the community; self-empowerment; and the quest to find purpose and meaning. Course elements that were influential in contributing toward self-development of undergraduates included the role of the professor, lecture content, discussions, and the field experience. Two appendixes include the interview protocol and a list of optimal learning principles. (Contains 40 references.) (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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