ERIC Number: EJ1116016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Reflections from Graduate Adult Learners about Service Learning
Alston, Geleana Drew; Clegg, T. E.; Clodfelter, Roy J., Jr.; Drye, Kimberly C.; Farrer, J. V.; Gould, Derek; Mohsin, Nidhal M.; Rankin, Tomiko N.; Ray, Sherri L.
Adult Learning, v27 n4 p175-177 Nov 2016
Adult education is grounded in responding to the needs of others, and the field places emphasis on adult learning theories such as transformative learning and experiential learning. Service learning is an educational approach that balances formal instruction and direction with the opportunity for adult learners to serve in the community as a pragmatic, progressive learning experience. Although approaches differ among institutions, service learning provides participants the opportunity to learn through the practical experience of serving the community. The implementation of service learning is beneficial in the efforts to have robust dialogue, while exposing various perspectives that may lead to solutions for the issues facing the adult learner. The authors express their belief that service-learning projects should be required for future educators earning credentials for the teaching, development, evaluation, and administration of adult learning programs.
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Education, Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Attitude Measures, Experiential Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina