Enabling the adoption of service-learning in the higher education curriculum

Rika Swanzen

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    Abstract

    The initial part of a multistage study incorporating the stages of Intervention Research and Appreciative Inquiry led to the identification of 10 key areas to be addressed in an in-service training program. The aim of the utilization of knowledge in the form of a model for in-service training is to enable the adoption of service-learning in the higher education curriculum. The 10 key areas involve aspects from authentic university-community partnerships to practical support for the lecturer. It considers the application of service-learning in the various dimensions of finding a standard form of assessing student learning, to the adjustment of teaching methods to allow for a more experiential and vocationally relevant form of learning. This paper provides indicators and sources of what aspects to address in such training.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationService-learning in Higher Education: Building Community across the Globe
    EditorsPhylis Lan Lin, Mark R Wiegand, Antoinette R Smith-Tolken
    Place of PublicationIndianapolis IN USA
    PublisherUniversity of Indianapolis Press
    Pages177 - 191
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)9781880938850
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Swanzen, R. (2015). Enabling the adoption of service-learning in the higher education curriculum. In P. Lan Lin, M. R. Wiegand, & A. R. Smith-Tolken (Eds.), Service-learning in Higher Education: Building Community across the Globe (pp. 177 - 191). University of Indianapolis Press.