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Teaching and Learning Social Justice through Online Service-Learning Courses

Title: Teaching and Learning Social Justice through Online Service-Learning Courses.
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Name(s): Guthrie, Kathy L., author
McCracken, Holly, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2010
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Creating a virtual classroom in which diverse students feel welcome to discuss and experience topics related to social justice, action, and change is a study in the value of connectedness and collaboration. Through a combination of technologies, pedagogies, and on-site experiences, virtual cultures develop that encourage the formation of demanding yet stimulating learning environments in which communications and interactions are intellectually transformative. This article explores student perceptions of their participation in an online service-learning course while working in local service organizations. Qualitative methodology was used to identify the philosophical intersection at which multiple pedagogies meet: social justice, service-learning, civic engagement, and leadership as instructed in a web-based environment. This study illustrates the capacity for intentionally constructed online educational experiences focused on social justice, civic engagement, and leadership to affect learning and to provide educators with pedagogical best practices to facilitate requisite change in teaching practice.
Translational Abstract: In this study, students working in local service organizations participated in an online service-learning course, and their perceptions were documented. Students shared discussions and experiences related to social justice, action, and civic engagement, as part of their web-based learning environment. Findings in this study illustrated the potential of online educational experiences to inform instructional best practices and create learning environments that are transformative.
Identifier: FSU_migr_edlp_faculty_publications-0002 (IID), 10.19173/irrodl.v11i3.894 (DOI)
Keywords: Social justice, experiential education, service-learning, leadership, online learning
Citation: Guthrie, K. L., & McCracken, H. (2010). Teaching and Learning Social Justice through Online Service-Learning Courses. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 11(3), 78-94.
Subject(s): Education
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_edlp_faculty_publications-0002
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.
Issue: 3, 11

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Guthrie, K. L., & McCracken, H. (2010). Teaching and Learning Social Justice through Online Service-Learning Courses. International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_edlp_faculty_publications-0002