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ERIC Number: EJ1026506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1949-3533
Investigating the Impacts of an Experiential Service-Learning Course
Kassabgy, Nagwa; El-Din, Yasmine Salah
TESOL Journal, v4 n3 p571-586 Sep 2013
This study investigated the impacts of an undergraduate experiential service-learning course on the development, attitudes, and perceptions of the co-learners involved in the experience. The context of the study was the American University in Cairo (AUC), and the participants in both groups were Egyptian native speakers of Arabic. The participants in the first group (N = 74) were undergraduate students enrolled in LING268: Principles and Practice of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Participants in the second group (N = 19) were AUC workers (e.g., custodians, security guards, and housekeepers). The researchers used qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis to answer the research questions. Although the findings showed that the service-learning experience had both positive and negative impacts on both groups, the study provides evidence that service-learning is a valuable pedagogy that is worth implementing in English as a foreign language (EFL) contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt
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