ERIC Number: EJ1060893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Service-Learning: Promise and Possibility in Post-Secondary Education
Kalles, Susan; Ryan, Thomas G.
International Journal of Progressive Education, v11 n1 p132-148 Feb 2015
Herein we identify and address promising practices, essential theories, and related cautions within service-learning. The argument that service-learning is an organized community service which is connected to curriculum in an effort to deepen learning around content was scrutinized and endorsed. We envisioned service-learning as more than a joint venture involving partnerships founded upon good intentions, as the components that combine to create effective service-learning outcomes were mitigating essentials. Service-learning theory and praxis was advanced herein as added value within curriculum rather than a unique pedagogical approach to achieve transformational outcomes. We recommend service-learning as a pedagogical approach that is valued in its own right and not simply added on in times of program need.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Postsecondary Education, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Performance Factors, Praxis, Curriculum Implementation, Teaching Methods, Reflection, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Active Learning, Models, Readiness, Educational Resources, Teacher Role, Foreign Countries
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.inased.org/ijpe.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada