ERIC Number: EJ1128337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Utilizing Service Learning in a College-Level Human Sexuality Course
Jenkins, Dusty D.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v12 n1 p20-34 2017
Implementing service learning into college courses has been shown to have positive benefits for both students and community members; however, service learning has not been largely evaluated in the literature on human sexuality courses. Thus, the purpose of the current study was to design, implement, and evaluate a service learning project in a human sexuality class. Students who were enrolled in a human sexuality class designed and delivered two outreach presentations at their university as part of their service learning projects. The presentations were geared toward other college students with specific majors (i.e., future teachers and athletic coaches) and focused on areas related to child and youth sexuality. Overall, the service learning projects garnered positive support from both the students and the attendees at the presentations. Thus, results suggest that service learning is a useful pedagogical tool that college level instructors might consider implementing into their human sexuality courses.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, College Students, Sexuality, Program Development, Outreach Programs, Preservice Teachers, Athletic Coaches, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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