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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159626
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Service learning
Abstract:
Service learning
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Sedlak, Carol, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH, 44242-0001, USA
Contact Telephone:330.672.8836
Service learning is an educational strategy combining community service with academic learning objectives. This strategy provides educational experiences where students learn and develop critical thinking through active participation in organized service experiences that meet community needs. The purpose of this study was to describe insights of a sample of 94 baccalaureate nursing students' critical thinking through service learning experiences. Students participated in a 14 hour service learning experience during their first nursing course focusing on assessment and communication skills. The theoretical framework was derived from Richard Paul's (1993) critical thinking dimensions that include: 1) elements of reasoning 2) traits of reasoning, and 3) abilities of reasoning. Qualitative methodology was used to describe students' critical thinking from their perspectives. Results revealed themes and patterns from analysis of students' reflective journals and evaluation of the service learning experience, these were: development of a communication awareness perspective, development of a health promotion perspective, development of a caring perspective and development of a professional self-perspective. The descriptive nature of the study indicates that students do indeed critically think in service learning community experiences. Outcomes of the study will be used to provide a framework for developing service learning experiences across the curriculum.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleService learningen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159626-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Service learning</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sedlak, Carol, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH, 44242-0001, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330.672.8836</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">csedlak@kent.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Service learning is an educational strategy combining community service with academic learning objectives. This strategy provides educational experiences where students learn and develop critical thinking through active participation in organized service experiences that meet community needs. The purpose of this study was to describe insights of a sample of 94 baccalaureate nursing students' critical thinking through service learning experiences. Students participated in a 14 hour service learning experience during their first nursing course focusing on assessment and communication skills. The theoretical framework was derived from Richard Paul's (1993) critical thinking dimensions that include: 1) elements of reasoning 2) traits of reasoning, and 3) abilities of reasoning. Qualitative methodology was used to describe students' critical thinking from their perspectives. Results revealed themes and patterns from analysis of students' reflective journals and evaluation of the service learning experience, these were: development of a communication awareness perspective, development of a health promotion perspective, development of a caring perspective and development of a professional self-perspective. The descriptive nature of the study indicates that students do indeed critically think in service learning community experiences. Outcomes of the study will be used to provide a framework for developing service learning experiences across the curriculum.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:11:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:11:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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