Pedagogy of Reflection in a novel Quality Matters Certified E-hybrid Service-Learning Course
Keywords:service-learning, e-service- learning, online learning, community service, reflection
Service -learning is defined as a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. E-service-learning (electronic service-learning)—a service-learning course wherein the instruction and/or the service occurs online—holds massive potential to transform both service-learning and online learning by freeing service-learning from geographical constraints and by equipping online learning with a powerful and much-needed tool to promote engagement. The purpose of this manuscript is to serve as a resource of ‘descriptive pedagogy’ for developing and implementing an e-service learning course using best practices models of service-learning along with, the integration of Quality Matters –national evidence-based benchmark for quality online courses. The authors conclude with tips and recommendations for academics planning to implement service-learning pedagogy in their courses.
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