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ERIC Number: EJ1073538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0748-5786
Reflecting on Reflection as a Critical Component in Service Learning
Bloomquist, Catherine
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v56 n2 p169-172 Spr 2015
Despite the popularity of service learning, it is sometimes criticized for its lack of academic rigor. This piece provides a counterpoint to that argument by describing a LIS service-learning course from the student's perspective. I focus particularly on the role of reflection, a key component in service-learning courses that helps to differentiate service learning from other types of experiential learning. I describe how the structured reflection opportunities in this course acted as an essential learning catalyst, helping to forge not only course-based learning but also learning related to larger LIS theory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A