ERIC Number: EJ1033633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 87
Systematic Review of Service-Learning in Youth Physical Activity Settings
Carson, Russell L.; Raguse, Allison L.
Quest, v66 n1 p57-95 2014
The extent to which service-learning exists in the field of kinesiology broadly, and more specifically related to the physical activity of youth, remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the service-learning literature in kinesiology, with a specific focus on youth physical activity settings. Following a thorough search, 42 peer-reviewed publications were organized around the key characteristics and consistent trends that emerged from inductive analysis. Overall, results separated into three publication types: research, program overview, and implementation strategy. Research publications indicated that mounting evidence exists for the impact of service-learning on undergraduate students, while program overview and implementation strategy publications described a variety of successful service-learning programs that kinesiology educators might emulate in the future. This review provides a comprehensive, evaluative, and current service-learning compendium that can be used to inform further service-learning research and practitioner activities in youth physical activity settings.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Youth Programs, Service Learning, Literature Reviews, Higher Education, Participant Characteristics, Incidence, Program Length, Research Methodology, Outcomes of Education, Competence, Academic Achievement, Learning Experience, Critical Thinking, Reflection, Program Implementation, Meta Analysis, Bibliometrics, Search Strategies, Kinesthetic Perception
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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