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ERIC Number: EJ1218746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2368-4526
Enhancing Undergraduate Student Self-Efficacy and Learning with a Community Service Learning (CSL) Nutrition Workshop Assignment
Coletta, Giulia; Kamran, Rakshan; Khan, Ayesha; Dej, Kim; Pritchard, Janet M.
Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, v12 p61-70 2019
Community service learning (CSL) activities in undergraduate programs are associated with improvements in self-efficacy (confidence related to performing a specific task) and academic achievement. This study aimed to understand the impact of a CSL assignment on self-efficacy related to teaching community members about evidence-based nutrition and on the overall learning experience. Students were invited to participate in this mixed-methods study (surveys and focus groups), and the results indicate that the CSL activity not only increased students' self-efficacy related to nutrition science communication, but also gave students a greater feeling of connection to their community and an opportunity to practice skills needed for future careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada