Science And Service Learning

Author by : Jane L. Newman
Languange : en
Publisher by : IAP
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Description : "The goal of Volume VII of Research in Science Education is to examine the relationship between science inquiry and service learning. Its primary intent is to bridge the gaps between research and practice. The volume is meant to be useful to science and service-learning researchers and practitioners such as teachers and administrators because it provides information about strategies to integrate service-learning into the science curriculum and instruction."--Publisher's website.


Service Learning In The Computer And Information Sciences

Author by : Brian A. Nejmeh
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Offering a truly global perspective, this book serves as a road map for service-learning partnerships between information science and nonprofit organizations. It introduces for the first time an essential framework for service learning in CIS, addressing both the challenges and opportunities of this approach for all stakeholders involved: faculty, students, and community nonprofit organizations (NPOs), both domestic and abroad. This volume outlines numerous examples of successful programs from around the world, presenting practical working models for implementing joint projects between NPOs and academia.


Service Learning In Undergraduate Geosciences

Author by : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : The term “service-learning†generally refers to projects planned as components of academic coursework in which students use knowledge and skills taught in the course to address real needs in their communities. This kind of learning experience, which allows students to focus on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility, has become an increasingly popular component of undergraduate science education. In April 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine planned a workshop to explore the current and potential role of service-learning in undergraduate geosciences education. Participants explored how service learning is being used in geoscience education, its potential benefits, and the strength of the evidence base regarding the nature and benefits of these experiences. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.


Service Learning

Author by : Mac Bellner
Languange : en
Publisher by : University Press
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Description : This volume is an important and timely contribution to the field for it captures the rewards and challenges of service learning from the varied perspectives of faculty dedicated to this type of teaching, and, at the same time, illuminates strategies for campuses and non-profit organisations to adopt to solidify institutional commitment. Increasingly, service learning is valued as a teaching and learning strategy consistent with the democratic ideals of education, and to this end, a better understanding of the faculty role is essential to advancing practice and improving society.


Research On Service Learning

Author by : Robert G. Bringle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Stylus Publishing, LLC
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Description : The purpose of this work is to improve service learning research and practice through strengthening its theoretical base. Contributing authors include both well-known and emerging service learning and community engagement scholars, as well as scholars from other fields. The authors bring theoretical perspectives from a wide variety of disciplines to bear as they critically review past research, describe assessment methods and instruments, develop future research agendas, and consider implications of theory-based research for enhanced practice. This volume, 2A, opens with chapters focused on defining the criteria for quality research. It then moves on to research related to students, comprising chapters that focus on cognitive processes, academic learning, civic learning, personal development, and intercultural competence. The concluding faculty section presents chapters on faculty development, faculty motivation, and faculty learning. Constituting a rich resource that suggests new approaches to conceptualizing, understanding, implementing, assessing, and studying service learning. Each chapter offers recommendations for future research. Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment will be of interest to both new and veteran service learning instructors seeking to enhance their practice by integrating what has been learned in terms of teaching, assessment, and research. Staff and faculty who are responsible for promoting and supporting service learning at higher education institutions, evaluating community service programs, and working with faculty to develop research on service learning, will also find this volume helpful. For scholars and graduate students reviewing and conducting research related to service learning, this book is a comprehensive resource, and a knowledge base about the processes and outcomes of innovative pedagogies, such as service learning, that will enable them to locate their own work in an expanding and deepening arena of inquiry. Volume 2B, sold separately, also opens with chapters focused on defining the criteria for quality research. It looks at community development, and the role of nonprofit organizations in service learning. It then focusses on institutions, examining the institutionalization of service learning, engaged departments, and institutional leadership. The final section on partnerships in service learning includes chapters on conceptualizing and measuring the quality of partnerships, inter-organizational partnerships, and student partnerships.


Research On Service Learning

Author by : Patti H. Clayton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Stylus Publishing, LLC.
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Total Read : 47
Total Download : 398
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Description : The purpose of this set is to improve service learning research and practice through strengthening its theoretical base. Contributing authors include both well-known and emerging service learning and community engagement scholars, as well as scholars from other fields. The authors bring theoretical perspectives from a wide variety of disciplines to bear as they critically review past research, describe assessment methods and instruments, develop future research agendas, and consider implications of theory-based research for enhanced practice. This set constitutes a rich resource that suggests new approaches to conceptualizing, understanding, implementing, assessing, and studying service learning. Each chapter offers recommendations for future research. Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment will be of interest to both new and veteran service learning instructors seeking to enhance their practice by integrating what has been learned in terms of teaching, assessment, and research. Staff and faculty who are responsible for promoting and supporting service learning at higher education institutions, evaluating community service programs, and working with faculty to develop research on service learning, will also find this volume helpful. For scholars and graduate students reviewing and conducting research related to service learning, this book is a comprehensive resource, and a knowledge base about the processes and outcomes of innovative pedagogies, such as service learning, that will enable them to locate their own work in an expanding and deepening arena of inquiry. Both volumes open with chapters focused on defining the criteria for quality research. Volume 2A, then begins with research related to students, comprising chapters that focus on cognitive processes, academic learning, civic learning, personal development, and intercultural competence. The concluding faculty section presents chapters on faculty development, faculty motivation, and faculty learning. Volume 2B addresses community development, and the role of nonprofit organizations in service learning. It then focusses on institutions, examining the institutionalization of service learning, engaged departments, and institutional leadership. The final section on partnerships in service learning includes chapters on conceptualizing and measuring the quality of partnerships, inter-organizational partnerships, and student partnerships. Both volumes are also available separately.


Service Learning In An Introductory Environmental Science Course

Author by : Mari Rice
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : "Service-learning (SL) is a high-impact pedagogical strategy that has been shown to have both cognitive and affective benefits for students and has the potential to engage and involve a more demographically diverse spectrum of students into the field of STEM. However, research on the impacts of SL in STEM courses is limited, and therefore there is a great need to identify the specific outcomes linked to participation. In addition, faculty from STEM fields have been hesitant to incorporate SL into their curriculum due to perceptions that it lacks academic rigor. This purpose of this mixed-methods case study was to examine how participation in SL in an introductory environmental science course specifically impacted students' knowledge of course content and development of agency, both at the projects and beyond. Students in the study participated in a range of different SL projects through the course. SL outcomes were compared across different types of SL projects to determine the overall impact of SL on course content and agency growth, as well as to more effectively assess the general characteristics of projects that fostered growth in these areas. The findings from this study showed that SL participation led to increases in both course content knowledge and agency. Students with high course content knowledge growth also had exhibited high agency in the projects. The findings did not, however, show any significant differences in course content growth and agency across projects. This is likely due to the fact that all the SL projects in the study were well established and already using best practices in their projects. The results of this study contribute additional research on SL impacts in STEM to the field and also help guide best practices for the future."--Boise State University ScholarWorks.


Service Learning

Author by : Marybeth Lima
Languange : en
Publisher by : Great Lakes Pr
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Description : Helps engineering students apply engineering and design in the service of their community


Small Teaching

Author by : James M. Lang
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Total Read : 45
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Description : "Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques & . Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines. Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small modifications in coursedesign or communication with students."--Publisher's website.


Service Learning

Author by : Loriene Roy
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Roy brings together authors from the top-tier schools to outline their programmes and surrounding efforts and provide exmaples of how to incorporate service learning into library and information science education.