Title

Reflecting on Teaching Through Reflective Service Learning: A Pedagogical Journey

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Department

Psychology

Abstract

This paper describes the process of developing a revising service-learning component in an undergraduate psychology and family consumer science course through a reflective process of continual modification. Service-learning can be an effective pedagogical tool if it involves reflection, but facilitating student reflection can be challenging. Reflection upon student learning drove continual modification of the service-learning component over the course of five semesters. Lessons learned from this process, illustrated by excerpts from student course evaluations and reflection papers, are outlined and related suggestions for teachers and researchers interested in service-learning are included.

Publication Title

Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

DOI

10.1080/14623943.2012.697887