Educating for Informed Community Involvement

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Discipline 1 Community psychology
Discipline 2
Publication Title Educating for Informed Community Involvement
Description Service learning, which integrates community service into coursework, provides a pedagogical intervention that can promote the civic growth of students in unique and powerful ways. Research is reviewed that documents the capacity of service learning to meet learning objectives associated with a conceptual framework that focuses on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a civic-minded college graduate. The outcomes of service learning should facilitate these students assuming influential roles in helping others become empowered, and thereby are important for enhancing the quality of life in communities. We also review research that focuses on the impact of service learning for community outcomes.
Publication Year 2010
Publication Author Robert Bringle, Kathryn Steinberg
Publication Type Journal Article
Publisher American Journal of Community Psychology
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