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Grain, Kari; Katumba, Tonny; Kirumira, Dennis; Nakasiita, Rosemary; Nakayenga, Saudah; Nankya, Eseza; Nteza, Vicent; Ssegawa, Micheal – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: The social justice goals of service-learning programs are often contingent upon strong relationships with host community members. Given this common narrative, it is necessary to extend our understanding of relationships in international service-learning (ISL), particularly as they are conceptualized by host community members. Purpose:…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Community Involvement
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Tinkler, Alan; Tinkler, Barri; Reyes, Cynthia; Elkin, Suzanna – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: The ability to effectively teach culturally and linguistically diverse students is critically important. Research has shown that providing teacher candidates educative experiences through critical service-learning can better prepare future teachers and can foster a social justice stance. Purpose: This study examines teacher candidates'…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Cultural Differences, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Coyer, Caitlin; Gebregiorgis, Desta; Patton, Kaitlin; Gheleva, Daniela; Bikos, Lynette – Journal of Experiential Education, 2019
Background: Global learning outcomes (GLOs) are increasingly emphasized within higher education because of the advantages they provide in navigating globalized contexts. The process of global learning may be understood through Mezirow's theory of transformational learning, in which presentation of dissonant information results in more open,…
Descriptors: Community Education, Outcomes of Education, Transformative Learning, Learning Theories
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Ricke, Audrey – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Although past studies of service-learning focus on assessing student growth, few studies address how to support students in applying theory to their service-learning experiences. Yet, the task of applying theory is a central component of critical reflections within the social sciences in higher education and often causes anxiety among…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Case Studies
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Choi, Eunhee; Raymond, Jenna; Hentschel, Margit – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background:The ability to forge connections between academic study and real-world experience is essential in service learning (SL). Furthermore, the transition out of SL projects can be emotionally charged for both students and service recipients; yet, little research has been conducted on this topic. Purpose: This study aimed (a) to compare…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Course Content, Relevance (Education), Transitional Programs
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Gasper-Hulvat, Marie – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: In a digital age, service-learning partner organizations can expand beyond geographical locations accessible to the students. Particularly within fields digitizing archival sources, including art history, many learning outcomes achieved in traditional on-site service-learning programs can also result from remote access to staff and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Art Education, Art History, Museums
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Jia, Xiaokai; Jung, Jiyoon; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: Stand-alone educational technology courses have long faced the challenge of connecting preservice teachers to real-world problems of using technology for teaching and learning. Although many studies investigated the benefits of service-learning in teacher education, few were conducted in stand-alone educational technology courses.…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Service Learning, World Problems, Educational Technology
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Harper, Nevin J. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2018
Background: College students generally participate in study abroad experiences (SAE) at times of identity and value development as emerging adults. SAE has been criticized as perpetuating colonial acts through the project of globalization. Purpose: This research examined how participants construct meaning about place(s) and how this meaning…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Place Based Education, Cultural Awareness, College Students
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Hou, Su-I; Pereira, Vince – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
This study piloted a service-learning assessment suite to measure students' perceived self-efficacy on program development and implementation competencies (Service-Learning Self-Efficacy on Program Development and Implementation [SL-SEPDI]), Service-Learning Belief Inventory (SLBI), and an Overall Service-Learning Self-Efficacy on Program…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Program Development, Program Implementation, Measures (Individuals)
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Fisher, Eden E.; Sharp, Ryan L.; Bradley, Michael J. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
Service learning is becoming a more utilized method of instruction in collegiate settings, and holds the potential to provide a deeper, more transferable meaning of course material for students. The purpose of this research was to examine if therapeutic recreation (TR) concentration students perceived service learning to be more personally and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Service Learning, Therapeutic Recreation, Undergraduate Students
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Coker, Jeffrey Scott; Heiser, Evan; Taylor, Laura; Book, Connie – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
This 5-year study of graduating seniors at Elon University (n = 2,058) evaluates the impacts of experiential learning depth (amount of time commitment) and breadth (number of different types of experiences) on student outcomes. Data on study abroad, undergraduate research, internships, service, and leadership experiences were pulled from…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Experiential Learning, Outcomes of Education, Study Abroad
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Knackmuhs, Eric; Farmer, James; Reynolds, Heather L. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
Service learning with ecological restoration projects can positively affect participants' attitudes, behaviors, and learning, but little is known about the longevity of these effects. Furthermore, urban green spaces are an understudied, yet increasingly important, context for eco-restoration service learning. This study examined the persistence of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Outcomes of Education, Undergraduate Students, Urban Areas
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Larsen, Marianne A. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
Existing research on international service-learning (ISL) only implicitly alludes to emotions or considers emotions as a limited vehicle through which the more important work of learning occurs. This study set out to shift this focus on emotions to show how emotions are an integral part of the overall ISL experience. The aim was to understand how…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Psychological Patterns, International Education, Internship Programs
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Bialka, Christa S.; Havlik, Stacey A. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2016
This study describes a service-learning partnership between a Mid-Atlantic university and two private, urban high schools by examining the perspectives of those engaged in the service experience. The purpose of this study was to explore the shared experiences of service-learning in schools from the perspectives of both university and high school…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Private Schools
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Barnes, Meghan E. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2016
To prepare preservice teachers (PSTs) to work with diverse populations of PreK-12 students, teacher educators are incorporating a variety of field-based experiences into teacher preparation. Service-learning courses can provide PSTs with additional field experiences beyond formal student teaching. This study is concerned with the experiences of a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
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