Title

Social and Cognitive Outcomes of Service-Learning: Results from a Pre-Post and Control Group Comparison

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Publication Title

Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education

Abstract

Students in an undergraduate course opted to either complete a service-learning project or write article summary papers over the course of a semester. Analyses revealed a significant increase in aspects of empathy, social responsibility, and community and personal involvement in the service-learning group, but not in the control group. The findings are discussed in terms of the social and cognitive benefits of service-learning and considerations of incorporating service-learning into a gerontology-related course.

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