Studying Service Learning
Innovations in Education Research Methodology
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Studying Service Learning by Alan S. Waterman
Book DescriptionThis volume represents a breakthrough discussion of the research issues surrounding innovative pedagogies. Using service-learning as its focus, it explores ways in which researchers and evaluators can study a teaching and learning approach that has multiple goals, including both academic and affective development. The chapter authors show how to study a topic that is multilayered, complex, and involves the ways in which individuals make meaning of their experiences. Seven challenges that researchers need to grapple with in studying service-learning are identified and addressed: defining service-learning; basing service-learning research on strong theoretical foundations; refining service-learning research design and methodology; interpreting service-learning results; disseminating service-learning research findings; improving service-learning practice; and building funding to support service-learning research. In addition, practical recommendations are provided for professionals involved in doing research on service-learning and more broadly on any form of experiential education, community service and development, or educational reform. Studying Service-Learning: Innovations in Education Research Methodology is an essential resource for researchers who are interested in studying innovative teaching and learning strategies and for students who are learning about a range of research methodologies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805842753
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 13-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alan S. Waterman
Studying Service Learning, Paperback (May 2003)
An examination of the research issues surrounding innovative pedagogies. Using service-learning as its focus, the text explores ways in which researchers and evaluators can study a teaching and learning approach that has multiple goals including both academic and affective development.
Service-Learning, Paperback (September 1997)» View all books by Alan S. Waterman
This volume grew out of an National Service-Learning Conference. The papers offer documentation and analysis for an emerging research knowledge base. They ask: does learning take place?; will other kinds of learning suffer; and what kinds of practice are most effective?
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