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ERIC Number: EJ880596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Service-Learning: FCS Students Design Projects
Gubler, Rea R.; Grady, Artis P.; Croxall, Kathy C.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v101 n4 p38-39 2009
At Southern Utah University (SUU), service-learning is a priority. For the past few years, the campus has joined the national movement toward an engaged student body by dedicating faculty released time, resources, and finances to develop the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. The family and consumer sciences (FCS) faculty embraced the opportunity to promote and share their efforts and long-time commitment to integrating service-learning opportunities as a means of promoting community consciousness. Curriculum has been adjusted to include service-learning project assignments in most FCS courses. Faculty members are raising the bar for service learning activities by moving students from the role of spectators and participants to initiators, planners, and implementers. Students take the responsibility of recognizing a community need and designing a learning experience to meet the need. As a result, many projects have been completed successfully, benefitting local families and communities as part of face-to-face and online course offerings. This article presents examples of some successful community projects. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Utah