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ERIC Number: EJ1116316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Reflective Practice That Persists: Connections between Reflection in Service-Learning Programs and in Current Life
Mitchell, Tania D.; Richard, F. Dan; Battistoni, Richard M.; Rost-Banik, Colleen; Netz, Rebecca; Zakoske, Catherine
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v21 n2 p49-63 Spr 2015
This study investigates the relationship between reflective practices in college service-learning programs and alumni's current reflective practices. Additionally, this study explores how graduates' present reflective practices help to shape their civic and professional identities. Mixed methods using survey and interview data explore reflective practice in the lives of alumni from three multi-term community engagement programs. The research reaffirms the importance of reflective practice in college-level community engagement programs in influencing reflective practice after graduation. The results of this study strongly suggest that multi-term, community engagement programs, where critical reflection is continuous and occurs in a variety of ways, support a reflective practice that persists in the lives of program graduates, helping them develop their civic and professional identities.
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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