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Sparkman-Key, Narketta; Vajda, Anthony; Belcher, T'Airra – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2020
This study focuses on advancing the understanding of human services education in international service-learning focused study abroad programs. There is a gap in the literature pertaining to service-learning education for human services students. This study explores the integration of service-learning, reflection, and technology in human services…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Study Abroad, Human Services, Reflection
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Deal, Belinda; Hermanns, Melinda; Marzilli, Colleen; Fountain, Rebecca; Mokhtari, Kouider; McWhorter, Rochell R. – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2020
This manuscript highlights benefits of service-learning (SL) as a promising pedagogical approach to improving teaching and learning in college classrooms. Drawing on the collective experiences of integrating SL projects in university courses, the authors share a framework aimed at assisting faculty in higher education in designing, implementing,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Curriculum Development
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Shillingford, Aldene; Williams, Nicola; Allen, Lita – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2020
This paper examines students' experiences as a post disaster response in the Caribbean. The examination of reports of graduate Psychology and Social Work students, a Social Work Practitioner and programme staff of the Dominica Social Welfare Division who were involved in the University of the West Indies' (UWI) Service-Learning programme, the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Natural Disasters, Student Attitudes, Student Participation
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Lee, Carole K.; Williams, Patricia Hrusa – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2020
Forty-one pre-service elementary teachers (PSETs) enrolled in a science methods course participated in a service-learning project on energy and sustainability. The goal was to help PSETs and elementary students to understand concepts regarding energy, energy saving, and sustainability through an oncampus Family Energy Day event for 65 elementary…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students, Children, Service Learning
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Moak, Stacy C. – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2020
As the world has become more accessible to everyone through modern technology such as airplanes and the internet, the need to educate students to function in a global society has received increasing attention. Short-term study abroad opportunities (1-3 weeks) have evolved as a viable option for contemporary students to give them exposure to life…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Service Learning, Transformative Learning
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Spector, Barbara S.; Lake, Jeremy; Basham, Amy; Leard, Cyndy – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2020
A service-learning model was used in a science methods course for elementary teachers as the context for integrating key pedagogical strategies necessary to attain current national and state standards. This innovation provided a real-world problem-solving experience and introduced learners to service-learning through personally relevant…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Science Instruction, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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Litchke, Lyn Gorbett; Dorman, Ricardo; Willemin, Trason Aaron; Liu, Ting – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Growing numbers of universities are developing service-learning community music-making interventions. However, there has been little research into their efficacy and effect on overall mental health for students. This study explored whether 4-weeks of dyadic group drumming could improve depression, anxiety, stress, social resilience, and enjoyment…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Service Learning
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Archiopoli, Ashley M.; Murrray, Creshema R. – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This paper details a semester-long service-learning project implemented at a Hispanic-serving and minority-serving university. This case study serves as a guide for future service-learning projects to be implemented in various disciplines at similar institutions. Over two semesters, students enrolled in two different service-learning courses in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Case Studies, College Students, Hispanic American Students
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Shouman, Dina – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This article presents the results of a study regarding the effect of social learning on undergraduate students in the School of Education at the Lebanese International University, Beirut Branch in the education course Teaching of Reading. An electronic questionnaire was conducted before and after intervention to assess changes in students'…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Service Learning
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Jones, Jennifer A.; Giles, Elaine; Carroll, Emily – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Student volunteers provide a valuable source of unpaid labor to nonprofit organizations, particularly organizations in college towns where students make up a significant portion of the population. Indeed, students may be the lifeblood for these organizations. However, students may also be a burden if organizations do not have the volunteer…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Volunteers, Service Learning, School Community Relationship
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Aguiniga, Donna M.; Bowers, Pamela H. – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This manuscript discusses how the use of service-learning in social work macro practice courses provided a foundation for the transformation of ourselves as instructors. By transforming macro practice courses with service learning components, our central goal was to help students improve their self-efficacy in macro practice skills and, therefore,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Social Work, Self Efficacy, Caseworkers
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Harkins, Debra A.; Kozak, Kathryn; Ray, Sukanya – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2018
With origins as a critical pedagogy, service-learning has potential to facilitate students' development as active citizens. However, whether critical service-learning occurs in practice still remains unclear. In this study, we explored service-learning practice by examining students' perceived outcomes within at a midsize urban university in New…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Jones, Ray; Petrie, Jennifer; Murrell, Audrey – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The growth of service-learning as an educational approach in colleges and universities has led to the use of more advanced pedagogical techniques in service-learning programs. This article describes a financial literacy service-learning program that a team of undergraduate business students completed while following a participatory action research…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Money Management, Service Learning
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Ma, Cecilia; Shek, Daniel; Li, Pecky; Shek, Veronica – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2018
In 2014-2015, a total of 88 university students enrolled in a course entitled "Service Leadership through Serving Children and Families with Special Needs". To evaluate the effectiveness of this course, students were asked to complete a subjective evaluation form at the end of the course. Consistent with prior findings, students…
Descriptors: College Students, Service Learning, Special Needs Students, Course Evaluation
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Kinkead, Joyce; Curtis, Kynda – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The value of service-learning as a high-impact educational practice in college courses is further documented here through client-centered student projects seeking to increase SOLE food-- sustainable, organic, local, and ethically produced--on the Utah State University campus. Honors students enrolled in a Think Tank series of courses in Science,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Honors Curriculum, Sustainability, Universities
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