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ERIC Number: EJ1092717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Sustaining Faculty Motivation for Academic Service-Learning
Darby, Alexa; Knight-McKenna, Mary
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v27 n1 p179-193 2016
Success in academic service-learning (AS-L) comes in large measure from the work of faculty dedicated to this pedagogy. The purpose of this study was to examine how faculty who have taught nine or more sections of AS-L courses sustain their motivation despite the pedagogy's inherent challenges. Individual interviews were conducted with 10 faculty members, all of whom sustained a high level of motivation for AS-L by maintaining an enduring belief in the potential of the pedagogy and by enhancing their self-efficacy. Faculty increased their self-efficacy by gaining knowledge about AS-L, experiencing success with this approach, and understanding the persistent challenges of AS-L.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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