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ERIC Number: EJ1072654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
Using Service Learning as a Method of Transferring Health Knowledge
Zinger, Lana; Sinclair, Alicia
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v3 n5 p21-26 May 2010
High school students enrolled in a College Now health education class were taught the importance of regular calcium consumption and then were trained on how to act as peer educators to disseminate the calcium information to their peers. This program empowered students through service learning to choose more dairy in their daily diet. Service learning is defined as education in action where students serve their communities by offering their knowledge, skills and time. As a result of this project, students reported success in applying the knowledge and skills taught by peer educators which helped students translate nutrition education into peer education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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