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ERIC Number: EJ1128383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Reciprocity and Critical Reflection as the Key to Social Justice in Service Learning: A Case Study
Asghar, Mandy; Rowe, Nick
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v54 n2 p117-125 2017
Service learning is experiential education that encourages students as socially responsible and active citizens working in and with members of the community. We consider how these ideas illuminate the ambitions of a unique service-learning opportunity known as "Converge", a university partnership with a health care provider that brings together students and users of mental health services in a variety of educational activities. We are particularly concerned in this article to address the criticism that service learning can exploit marginalised groups for the benefit of student education. We propose that reciprocal relationships which challenge established ideas and practices, together with engaging students in critical and informed analysis are key components in ensuring that service learning is socially just.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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