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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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Wurr, Adrian J. – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Research on service-learning with English Language Learners has blossomed over the last two decades, but the literature is not well known outside the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This is unfortunate in a world where issues related to globalization and immigration are common in public discourses. This literature…
Descriptors: Service Learning, English Language Learners, Bibliographies, Meta Analysis
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Schneider-Cline, Whitney – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Reflection is a key component for integrating meaningful collegiate service-learning experiences with a student's personal and professional growth. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to compare two types of reflective journal writing (guided and open-ended) utilized in undergraduate Communication Disorder courses. A comparison of pre- and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Journal Writing
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Caswell, T. Andrew – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The goal of the current study was to test the effectiveness of service-learning on attitudes toward poverty. Students enrolled in a senior level capstone course at a liberal arts college completed a standard measure of poverty attitudes at the beginning and the end of the semester, during which, they completed thirty hours of community service at…
Descriptors: Poverty, Student Attitudes, College Students, Service Learning
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Whitekiller, Virginia; Bang, Eun-Jun – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This evidence-based pedagogical approach encompasses service-learning projects via the lens of social exchange theory in working with older adults. The study's purpose was to examine if bachelor of social work students' attitudes changed positively after the completion of service learning projects that involved educational presentations for older…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Social Work
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Williams, Ereka R. – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This article captures a service learning initiative that blends an existing national program designed to teach economic principles to K-12 students with elementary education teacher candidates enrolled in a social studies methods course. The initiative gives candidates the hands-on experience of teaching national and state objectives in the area…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Models, Preservice Teachers, Praxis
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Owens, Julian D.; Weigel, Dottie – Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Research on recreational media use among youth indicates young people of color who spend more time with media may also be at higher risk for school disengagement and low personal contentment compared to their white peers. This puts these students in a position to be even more influenced by the themes and messages that abound in pop culture,…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement, Service Learning, Culturally Relevant Education
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