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ERIC Number: EJ979859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Long-Term Impact of Service Learning in Environmental Studies
MacFall, Janet
Journal of College Science Teaching, v41 n3 p26-31 Jan 2012
Long-term impacts from a senior course in Environmental Studies were evaluated by a survey of program graduates (36 respondents, 50% response rate) who had participated in the course over an 8-year permiod. Each year, the Senior Seminar used a service-learning pedagogy with a different environmentally focused project ranging from web resource development to environmental assessments. Survey respondents indicated that the course had long-term outcomes in commitment to civic engagement and environmental stewardship, fostering the ability to work with professionals and the community, to communicate with professionals in the field, and to relate ecological principles to real-world issues. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A