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ERIC Number: EJ1034133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-2329-4922
Student and Faculty Perspectives on Motivation to Collaborate in a Service-Learning Course
Pope-Ruark, Rebecca; Ransbury, Paige; Brady, Mia; Fishman, Rachel
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v77 n2 p129-149 Jun 2014
This case study, an example of scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) research, explores student motivations to collaborate with both peer teams and community partners in a service-learning course. Written by one instructor and three undergraduates, the article draws on personal narratives, student reflections, and a postcourse student survey. Our experiences and findings suggest that in courses like these positive extrinsic factors motivate students to collaborate in ways that the extrinsic motivators in typical assignments do not, helping to foster trust and shared goals. We also share our work as an example of how to include student voices in SoTL work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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