Student Reflection: Mediating Learning through Reflection in Service-Learning

Posted by on April 30, 2007

ACPA – College Student Educators International E-Learning Series presents: Student Reflection: Mediating Learning through Reflection in Service-Learning

May 15 – June 2, 2007
Facilitated by Patrick M. Green, Ed.D. (Roosevelt University)

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Course Description
This course focuses on student reflection activities as a source of meaning-making in service-learning, in which students experience significant learning outcomes. Although the focus of this course is on service-learning, it speaks to student affairs professionals in a variety of areas who utilize reflection activities, including leadership development, community service, first year programs, and other co-curricular programs. Participants in this course will review the major literature on service-learning, and will discuss the variety of ways to shape reflection activities, rooted in the literature on reflection. The framework for this course will be based on a study revealing the Recurring Stages of Student Reflection in a Service-Learning Course (Green, 2006).

This model is of great import for instructors to facilitate reflection, enhance the service-learning course experience, and mediate the learning outcomes. The conclusions and implications of this course will offer facilitators of reflection and service-learning opportunities not only a framework to implement service-learning reflection, but also a model from which to facilitate and mediate reflection, thus increasing the learning outcomes of the service-learning and varied forms of experiential learning.

Learning Outcomes

* Participants will understand where reflection fits in the literature on service-learning;
* Participants will identify practical models of implementation for reflection activities;
* Participants will learn the Recurring Stages of Student Reflection model and apply them to individualized/institutional frameworks;
* Participants will interact with other professionals to apply the models of reflection and exchange ideas.

Continuing Education Credits
This course is eligible for a maximum of 1.5 CEU credits through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). ACPA is an official NBCC provider. The CEU total is based on the expectation that a course participant will devote a maximum of 5 hours per week (3 weeks total) to the assignments and projects. A CEU form must be completed and returned to the ACPA International Office following the conclusion of the course.

For more information on this or other events sponsored by ACPA, please visit If you need further assistance please contact or 1 202 835 2272. ACPA – College Student Educators International at the National Center for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20036, USA.

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