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ERIC Number: EJ859817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Using Service Learning in a Course Entitled "Biology of Women" to Promote Student Engagement and Awareness of Community Needs and Resources
Bauer-Dantoin, Angela C.
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v34 n1 p13-19 Jun 2008
Service learning projects were incorporated into the curriculum of an undergraduate course entitled "Biology of Women". The goals of the service learning projects were: 1) to provide students with the opportunity to consider issues pertaining to human biology in real-world settings; 2) to foster student engagement with the community; and 3) to promote student awareness of community resources that are directly relevant to women's health issues. The success of the service learning projects in meeting these goals was assessed via analysis of student reaction papers, classroom presentations, and surveys administered at the end of the semester. Assessment results indicate that the service learning projects promoted student awareness of community needs and resources, demonstrated the relevance of course content to real life, and led some students to consider future service opportunities and/or careers in the field of women's health. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin