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ERIC Number: EJ901638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Are We Just Giving Credit for Time Served? Assessment and Reflection in Service-Learning Courses
Messineo, Melinda
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v18 n3 p75-101 2007
The author discusses findings from a content analysis of a national sample of 127 service-learning course syllabi to illustrate assessment strategies. Although the results demonstrate the influence of Campus Compact's recommendation to use reflective assessment in service-learning courses, the use of reflection in the syllabi varies widely. Approximately one third of the syllabi use the "grade-credit-for-service-hours" approach that is less-favored by Campus Compact. The author presents and discusses a number of elements tied to assessment. She makes recommendations for improving service-learning courses. (Contains 3 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A