Academic Service-learning Across Disciplines: Models, Outcomes, and Assessment

Jonathan H. Westover (ed.)

Published by The Learner, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Print $US40.00
Book: Electronic $US15.00

While service-learning is not a new phenomenon, the popularity and usage of this “civically-engaged” experiential learning pedagogy has increased in educational settings in recent years. As we live in an increasingly hyper-competitive and interconnected globalized world, where consumers and citizens are demanding greater levels of corporate social responsibility and civic engagement from organizational leaders within their local community, service-learning is being utilized more and more to provide meaningful community service opportunities that simultaneously teach civic responsibility and encourage life-long civic engagement, while also providing opportunities for significant real-life, hands-on learning of important skills and vital social understanding for students.

This edited collection provides a comprehensive introduction to service-learning, its outcomes, and approaches to effective assessment of service-learning activities by presenting a wide range of cross-disciplinary research in an organized, clear, and accessible manner. It will be informative to both K-12 and higher education teaching professionals, administrators, students, and community leaders seeking to understand proven practices and methods for effective Service-Learning implementation across academic disciplines.

Keywords: Service Learning, Civic Engagement

Book: Print (Paperback). Book: Electronic (PDF File; 2.471MB). Published by The Learner, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Illinois.

Dr. Jonathan H. Westover

Assistant Professor of Business, Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, Lehi, Utah, USA

Dr. Jonathan H. Westover is Director of Academic Service Learning and Assistant Professor of Management at Utah Valley University, specializing in international human resource management, organizational behavior, and adult learning. He received a Master's of Public Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. His ongoing research examines adult learning, social entrepreneurship, and issues of globalization, labor transformation, work-quality characteristics, and the determinants of job satisfaction cross-nationally.

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