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Active Learning Through Service-Learning


Goldberg, LR and Richburg, CM and Wood, LA, Active Learning Through Service-Learning, Communication Disorders Quarterly, 27, (3) pp. 131-145. ISSN 1525-7401 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2006 SAGE Publications

DOI: doi:10.1177/15257401060270030201


Service-learning (SL) is a relatively new pedagogical approach to facilitate student learning at the university level. In SL, students enrolled in an academic course provide a needed service to a community partner. Through guided reflection, students link classroom-based, theoretical knowledge with clinical applications. Students' active engagement in learning facilitates thinking critically, questioning assumptions, considering varying perspectives, and appreciating the civic purpose of their profession. This article describes three SL applications, in dysphagia, educational audiology, and augmentative and alternative communication. We explain the rationale for each, along with ways in which to measure the effects of SL on student learning.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Service-learning, active learning
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Health promotion
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Goldberg, LR (Associate Professor Lyn Goldberg)
ID Code:95589
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-10-03
Last Modified:2014-11-12

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