ERIC Number: EJ1042269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Pursuing a Purpose: The Role of Career Exploration Courses and Service-Learning Internships in Recognizing and Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Peterson, Jamie J.; Wardwell, Clair; Will, Kelsey; Campana, Kristie L.
Teaching of Psychology, v41 n4 p354-359 Oct 2014
The purpose of this study was to describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) undergraduate psychology students were able to articulate while engaging in a career preparation seminar with an embedded service-learning internship. Results from the students' reflective journals indicated students were able to describe a wide range of KSAs used and gained in their service-learning internship: communication skills, interpersonal skills, and working effectively with diverse populations. Although students were initially apprehensive about the time commitment, ultimately they found it was manageable and worthwhile; they reported enjoying helping others, gaining necessary workplace skills, increasing their knowledge of diversity, and learning more about the value of their psychology degree.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Career Exploration, Service Learning, Internship Programs, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Seminars, Student Journals
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