Experiential Education: Arts to Philanthropy to Public and Nonprofit Administration

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This presentation was given at the Study of Teaching and Learning Commons Conference (SoTL)

Link to Program: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2170&context=sotlcommons

In this panel, the presenters from three different universities will report on the common themes derived from four small-scale studies that focus on focus on arts, nonprofit, philanthropic, and public management education.” Evidence suggests service learning promotes effective learning. To assess the effectiveness of these programs, we adapt Kirkpatrick’s four levels of enhancement: reaction, learning, behavior and results to service learning. The model allows for studying these levels in three different contexts: the individual, the group and the community that is consistent with principles of authentic assessment.Quantitative and qualitative data are analyzed at the group and individual level through interviews and survey analysis. We anticipate that five types of connections appear critical to student learning in the administrative disciplines: connections to others, to related ideas or skills, to student lives, to numerous courses, and to the discipline.

Session Objectives:

a. Present the evaluation model for service learning in administrative projects based on Kirkpatrick’s four levels.

b. Present the findings from the projects.

c. Analyze the impact of service learning projects on SoTL attitudes and beliefs.

Attendees will learn about:

1. Cross discipline learnings across three universities.

2. The impact of service learning on SoTL attitudes.


Study of Teaching and Learning Commons Conference


Savannah, GA