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Title:Service learning in action: Integrating reflection to deepen the educational experience
Author(s):Baron, Benjamin K.; Schultz-Jones, Barbara
Subject(s):Learning Environments
Service Learning
quantitative data analysis
international service learning
Abstract:A constructivist learning environment perspective was applied to the potential for library science international service learning projects to provide a short term learning environment that introduces pedagogy, provides the opportunity to develop and apply new skills, energizes students to develop cultural competence, and develops reflective skills towards the pursuit of wisdom. Through the service learning experience, students are able to contribute directly to underserved communities while evolving their own cultural intelligence. The role of reflection in the service learning environment emerged as the dimension with highest significance in terms of short term educational goals of the program and long term student development as citizens of the world. Students reported that the actual experience of reflective behavior exceeded their anticipated levels of reflection at the beginning of the project. Professors reflected on the overall results in order to enrich the experience for future participants.
Issue Date:2013-02
Citation Info:Baron, B. K., & Schultz-Jones, B. (2013). Service learning in action: Integrating reflection to deepen the educational experience. iConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 91-99). doi:10.9776/13154
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-01-30

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