The Benefits of International Service-Learning: What You Need to Know and How To Get Started

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154085
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Benefits of International Service-Learning: What You Need to Know and How To Get Started
Abstract:
The Benefits of International Service-Learning: What You Need to Know and How To Get Started
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Gardner, Janelle, RNC, MSN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:CSU, Chico
Title:Professor
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] International service-learning is an educational means to better educate and prepare future nurses for the diverse world in which they live. Service-learning provides rich and unique learning experiences that integrate classroom instruction, service, and knowledge development. Service-learning projects focus on building new values and skills, cultural knowledge, commitment to societal needs, and enhancing critical thinking and communication skills. Nine nursing students participated in a 10-day international service-learning project in the poor, rural, indigenous areas of southern Mexico. The students provided care in clinics, performed community health assessments, taught health classes, and wrote in reflective journals each day of the trip. The service-learning project assisted the indigenous people and had a profound effect on the lives of the students. The presenter will describe how to get started when faculty want to take a group of students abroad. Insights and lessons learned from service-learning projects will be discussed. An international service-learning project allows students the opportunity to work with people from diverse cultures and become more culturally competent by being immersed in the daily realities of life and health in another country. These realities cannot be fully understood by didactic instruction alone. It's time to get out of the classroom.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Benefits of International Service-Learning: What You Need to Know and How To Get Starteden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154085-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Benefits of International Service-Learning: What You Need to Know and How To Get Started</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gardner, Janelle, RNC, MSN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">CSU, Chico</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jgardner@csuchico.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] International service-learning is an educational means to better educate and prepare future nurses for the diverse world in which they live. Service-learning provides rich and unique learning experiences that integrate classroom instruction, service, and knowledge development. Service-learning projects focus on building new values and skills, cultural knowledge, commitment to societal needs, and enhancing critical thinking and communication skills. Nine nursing students participated in a 10-day international service-learning project in the poor, rural, indigenous areas of southern Mexico. The students provided care in clinics, performed community health assessments, taught health classes, and wrote in reflective journals each day of the trip. The service-learning project assisted the indigenous people and had a profound effect on the lives of the students. The presenter will describe how to get started when faculty want to take a group of students abroad. Insights and lessons learned from service-learning projects will be discussed. An international service-learning project allows students the opportunity to work with people from diverse cultures and become more culturally competent by being immersed in the daily realities of life and health in another country. These realities cannot be fully understood by didactic instruction alone. It's time to get out of the classroom.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:43:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:43:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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