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ERIC Number: EJ881374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0313-7155
O.P.E.R.A.: A First Letter Mnemonic and Rubric for Conceptualising and Implementing Service Learning
Welch, Marshall
Issues in Educational Research, v20 n1 p76-82 2010
This article presents a rubric to help instructors conceptualize, implement, and assess service-learning courses. Using a first-letter mnemonic of O.P.E.R.A., the rubric incorporates principles of best practice to provide a framework for enumerating objectives (O), exploring community partnerships (P), identifying the type of service learning students will be engaged (E) in, facilitating reflection (R), and assessing (A) to what extent learning objectives were met. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A