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ERIC Number: EJ782234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1864
Participation and Learning Relationships: A Service-Learning Case Study
Jensen, Shawn V.; Burr, Kevin
Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, v43 n3 p6-28 Fall 2006
Much research has been compiled on service-learning, its benefits, and its influence on intrinsic motivation. Service-learning has been used as a method of teaching content in science education, civic education and history, business and marketing education, as well as other areas. However, a review of literature found no service-learning studies that focused on student engagement or commitment to learning in a high school construction technology classroom setting. This qualitative case study of a service-learning experience conducted among secondary students in a construction technology course addresses this lack of research. Data was informally collected during this case study to evaluate whether service-learning projects appear to help motivate and engage students in the learning process and whether students effectively learn the course curriculum and content objectives while participating in class service-learning projects. The study was conducted in an attempt to understand the relationship between students' commitment to a service-learning project and their commitment to learn the associated course content. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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