Service-learning as a Transformative Experience: An Analysis of the Impact of Service-Learning on Student Attitudes and Behaviors After Two Years of College

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This chapter presents a longitudinal study that argues that students who engaged in service-learning based courses were more likely to engage in campus activities, attend alternative spring breaks, study abroad, and complete advocacy work. This is one of numerous studies to establish a correlation between service-learning courses and positive engagement outcomes for undergraduates ranging from increased motivation and personal growth to commitment to social justice and advocacy work. Once the PWR can establish a semester-based pre- and post-test assessment model, we will eventually want to think about longitudinal assessment.


Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Leadership | Educational Methods | Educational Psychology


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