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ERIC Number: EJ1116526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
The Impact of Service-Learning Course Characteristics on University Students' Learning Outcomes
Moely, Barbara E.; Ilustre, Vincent
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v21 n1 p5-16 Fall 2014
Undergraduate students' reports of their service-learning course experiences and their gains from participation in those courses were investigated with a sample of 250 students at Tulane University. The students completed a survey in which they rated their service-learning courses in terms of three aspects: Value of Service, Focus on Service, and Opportunities for Reflection. These course attributes predicted students' reported outcomes from service-learning, including Learning about the Community, Academic Learning, Gains in Problem-solving and Leadership Skills, and Satisfaction with the University. A Social Change orientation in the service-learning course contributed independently to the prediction of outcomes. Replicating an earlier study, a "match" between student preferences for service orientations and the nature of service experienced was shown to predict service-learning course outcomes for students who expressed a positive orientation preference.
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana (New Orleans)
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