ERIC Number: EJ1032648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
A Framework for the Design and Implementation of Service-Learning Courses
Whitley, Meredith A.; Walsh, David S.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v85 n4 p34-39 2014
Within the fields of kinesiology and physical education teacher education, there is a growing number of courses and curricula that utilize service-learning as a pedagogical strategy. However, these courses and curricula are often constructed, implemented, and evaluated without a strong framework based on literature in the field, which has led to questions about whether we are maximizing the benefits to participating students, faculty, institutions, and community partners and members. The purpose of this article is twofold. First, it presents a framework that was developed based on literature in the field of service-learning to provide a foundation for maximizing the benefits to all individuals involved. Second, it describes a specific physical activity program that serves as the community-service component for a university-based service-learning course. Detailed descriptions of the practical strategies implemented by the university professor are included, along with how the course addresses each component of the framework.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Service Learning, Exercise Physiology, Program Effectiveness, College Faculty, Predictor Variables, Educational Objectives, Observation, Instructional Design, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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