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ERIC Number: EJ831324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Service-Learning and Study Abroad: Synergistic Learning Opportunities
Parker, Barbara; Dautoff, Diane Altman
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v13 n2 p40-52 Spr 2007
International service-learning (SL) and study abroad (SA) courses are increasingly part of university curricula. A literature review shows these two types of experiential learning share similarities that offer potential synergies for the growing numbers of both types of experiences. This possibility is explored further by analyzing results from a business school course that combined SL and SA activities. Student outcomes were measured at two points: immediately after course completion and four years later to explore how SA and SL activities contributed to content, affective, and connective learning. The results suggest that while both SL and SA activities stimulate content and affective learning, connective learning more frequently results from SL activities. The implications for practice and future research are explored. (Contains 4 tables and 1 note.)
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: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nicaragua